Stellenbosch, South Africa
Miravel Pinotage is a beautiful red wine gem from the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa. Miravel is a handcrafted family blend and a name that honors family footprints from many different lands. Maarten van Beuningen, until a few years ago, was a Zimbabwean farmer farming fruit, cattle, pigs and ostriches for much of his life; now he and his family find themselves in Somerset West, embarking on a new career as wine farmers. Maarten and his wife Janine acquired a portion of Dellrust, and have built a home on their new property, with a view to turning a lifelong love of wine into a new way of life.
Miravel Pinotage is a garnet-colored red made of 100% Pinotage. Good fruit and earthy, forest floor aromas on the nose which carry onto the palate with some additional mulberry flavors. A well balanced, integrated wine with good fruit qualities and smoothness on the palate and lingering flavors. This wine will develop and has good potential to store well and age for 7-8 years. Matured in old French oak for 24 months, 100% 4th-fill barrel, it is medium-bodied and complex. Only 395 bottles produced.
Enjoy Miravel Pinotage with roast pork, beef Bourguignon, grilled duck breast and aged cheeses.