The idea was to create a wine with dark fruit that is finely integrated with cofee/mocha flavours. To achieve this, the wine was fermented and aged on well roasted French oak staves. The Bean has a deep purple colour, the nose shows dark mocha and roasted coffee bean flavours. The wine shows a lot of tannins, but these tannins are fine and silky and well integrated in the wine.
The palate is mouth filling and surprisingly complex for such a young wine. Once tasted, this is a wine not easily forgotten.
Good Pinotage goes well with most good food. The medium-bodied, 'lifestyle'Pinotage pairs particularly well with a freshly-caught game fish or a hearty winter bean soup. Try it also with sashimi and sushi. Bobotie, ratatouille and currys