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Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2009

Pinotage is unique to South Africa – a grape capable of making rich, long lived reds. This classic Cape wine was made by Paarl born Anton Swarts at one of country’s top, award winning wineries. Founded in 1692, near Stellenbosch, Spier Estate not only boasts a rich wine heritage, but within the domaine there is a hotel, restaurant, eagle conservation and a cheetah reserve – as well as the old house with its unrivalled 21 Cape Dutch gables that has given the wine its name.Anton selected grapes from a vineyard close to the ocean to create a particularly elegant Pinotage. He matured it in both American and French oak, so that a gentle smokiness complements the ripe berry flavours. Enjoy with rich lamb dishes or pork and chorizo casserole.