Lutzville Queen's Collection Pinotage 2016 75cl

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Country South Africa
Region Marlborough
Brand Lutzville Winery
Grape Variety Pinotage
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2016
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Grilled red meats, and Sunday roasts
Style Full bodied and ripe
Fantastic Pinotage from South Africa's West coast. Aromas of raspberries, plums, blackberries and delicate spice. This is a perfectly balanced, full-bodied wine.
Country Of Origin: South Africa
The Khoi Khoi, an indigenous African tribe, were the first people to inhabit the area where the Lutzville vineyards are today. A nomadic tribe, the Khoi Khoi grazed their prime cattle on the fertile banks and pastures of the deep, powerful and slow-moving river in the Lutzville area. Elephants roamed the valleys during this time before migrating northwards. The first European settlers exploring the West Coast from the Cape of Good Hope around 1680 named the region the Olifants (or Elephant) River after these graceful beasts.

European explorers frequently ventured off the beaten track up the West Coast in search for new land, fabled riches and adventure. When the explorers were tired and weary, they found shelter in a rocky outcrop inhabited by bats on the outskirts of what is now known as Lutzville. In the morning view, many of the adventurers immediately recognised the potential of the fertile valley and bountiful river as an agricultural settlement and decided to stay and enjoy the serene beauty of the West Coast.

Over the slow course of time, the valley that stretches forever along the river was planted with vineyards yielding wines of superior quality that today belong to the West Coast Wine Route. The first signs of viticulture and wine making are recorded by a French explorer and collector, by the name of Francois Le Vaillant (similar to a French Charles Darwin). He records purchasing “some strong liquor” from a certain widow Van Zeijl near the end of the 1700’s.

About 200 years later, in 1963, Lutzville winery was born. Lutzville’s cool climate weather conditions combined with diverse terroir give the perfect foundation for creating fruit driven and elegant wines. With access to over 100 different vineyard sites in the Lutzville Valley, Lutzville hand select the best grapes every vintage to ensure quality and consistency.

Country Of Origin: South Africa

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