Fairvalley, Western Cape Pinotage 2017 750ML
Western Cape, South Africa Pinotage
About the Producer: The establishment of the wine producing venture was also made possible by the Land Affairs and Fairview support, as a vehicle to raise funds to eventually build the beneficiaries’ homes on the land. In 1998 the first Fairvalley wine was launched - the Chenin Blanc - which was quickly sold out to a large UK wine importer and set the track for the future.
It started as an socio-economic empowerment venture, where the idea was to rely on available skills amongst the workers - the members of the Fair Valley Association all have long years of experience in grapes, wine production, packaging etc, and it was only natural for them and for Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, to utilize their expertise and make a successful business out of it.
The profits from the business are aimed to help the Association to develop the FairValley land. The logo, with the two hands, and the slogan - "THE HANDS THAT WORK THE SOIL FEED THE SOUL" say it all. At the same time, due to the association with FAIRVIEW, there is no compromise on quality and diligent production procedures. The FAIRVALLEY wines are being made under the same strict standards as the FAIRVIEW wines.
Tasting Notes: Shows bright red color in the glass, with smoky oaked spice aromas and intense dark fruit on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, with notes of vanilla and coffee intertwined with well balanced tannins that add to the flavors of spice vanilla on the finish