Van Loveren African Java Pinotage



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Tasting Notes

Oak matured with vibrant plum and ripe berry fruit on the palate. The wine has an intense aroma of roasted coffee beans followed by a smokey mocha-java aftertaste.


Winemakers’ Notes

Grapes are from 11 year old vine in clay of Karoo soil. Machine harvested. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. The juice was fermented on the skins for 4 days with 100% new French oak staves. Further fermentation and maturation took place on the oak for 6 months.

The Hennie Retief Snr acquired the farm Goudmyn in 1937 and renamed it in honor of Christina van Loveren, ancestor of his new bride Jean van Zyl. Today van Loveren is South Africa’s largest family owned and operated wine producer. At the helm are the four cousins who are expertly led by Phillip Retief.


Food Suggestions

The wine will pair well with hearty red meat dishes such as Osso Bucco. Try with venison, barbecues, curry, game birds, spare ribs and meat stews.