Mellasat “Σ” White Pinotage 2019




The world’s first White Pinotage
“The paradox of this wine is that the eye belies the other senses! Making white wine from red grapes using South Africa’s unique Pinotage grape. Whole bunch pressing prevented the juice from obtaining colour from the skins. Barrel fermented and matured for eleven months with lees stirring gives this wine a slightly creamy, nutty character to balance the tropical fruit and banana flavours.”

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Strong flavoured fish & seafood. Mild curries (Bobotie/Chicken Korma). Chinese/Asian food.

Vintage 2011 – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013: Commended Award.
Vintage 2013 – Platter’s South African Wine Guide: 4 * “Pinotage vinified in Romanian oak as a dry white, 13 trumps 12 with more depth & spicy complexity. Fruity, full flavoured & creamy, long finish.”
Vintage 2014 – Platter’s South African Wine Guide: 4 * “Blanc de noir vinified in Romanian oak. 14 confirms the uptick of 13. Heady tropical features add interest to vinous depth & spicy complexity.”
Vintage 2015 – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016: Silver Medal (92 points)
Vintage 2017 – Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2019: 4*(86), Paarl Wine Challenge 2019: Top 12