RED | SEXY WITH SUBSTANCE RED More Pinot than ‘Tage, we’re harking back to the lighter days of this much-loved and much-hated South African grape
WHAT WE TASTE Tangy cherry, pomegranate and banana candies
PERFECT PAIRING Smoked duck, pulled pork or roasted pork belly
TEMP CHECK Treat it like a Pinot – an hour or two in the fridge before serving
ABOUT REVERIE Jacques de Klerk, viticulturist and winemaker at Radford Dale by day, makes tiny batches of Chenin and Pinotage under his own brand, Reverie – started the year his first daughter was born. Reverie is an exploration of old vineyard sites, old winemaking styles and an old school passion for experimenting with the potential of familiar grapes to be something completely different
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE Inspired by a tasting of Pinotages from the 70s, Jacques went fully retro when he made his first vintage, everything from the winemaking techniques to growing out his sideburns!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF Place: Voor-Paardeberg, Swartland, South Africa Grapes: Pinotage Style: Supple & juicy