2015 Pinotage "Old Bush Vines" (Warwick)
Warwick, Pinotage "Old Bush Vines", Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015100% Pinotage MESQUITE PLANKS, DUSTY CINNAMON STICKS, STEWED CHERRY With time on their side, the gnarly old bush vines of the Warwick Pinotage ameliorate Stellenbosch. Further tempering the prosperity and conservation of this burgeoning wine region, the Ratcliffes work with the World Wildlife Fund and the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative. Norma Ratcliffe also sturdied the local economy by becoming the first female winemaker of South Africa. With an hour of decanting, your olfactories will revel in rich, mesquite-flavored smoke, dried herbs and stewed cherries. Serving Suggestion: Cinnamon-braised lamb shanks with mashed plantains, grilled chicken breasts alight with fire-roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and sprigs of rosemary. Mesquite barbecue!