Radford Dale, Vinum Pinotage 2019 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Stellenbosch
'The aim here is to reveal "the hidden side of Pinotage", using natural fermentation and carbonic maceration. It's certainly a wonderfully drinkable red: supple and juicy with impressive colour and concentration and raspberry and black cherry fruit. Drink 2021-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 91/100
'Their second release of Vinum Pinotage. Two vineyards: the majority of fruit is from a northern site in the Stellenbosch region planted in 1997, on alluvial soil containing a high proportion of decomposed granite. The second component is sourced from the Frankenstein vineyard, planted to bush vines in 1989 on white clay. The rains preceding the 2019 harvest returned some much-needed vitality to these sites, following the tough drought conditions of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Whole-berry fermentation took place in open 600-litre wooden fermenters. The wine was pressed into small burgundian barrels (228 and 300 litres), an equal mix of second, third and fourth fill, for malo and fermentation. Screwcap.
Mid crimson. Lively, red-fruited and sweet-smelling with a touch of ripe red cherry, a suggestion of cough linctus. The oak completely backgrounded. On the palate, juicy, scented and a long way from the Pinotage norm. Medium- to light-bodied, relatively delicate but so full of sweet fruits. Gently chewy tannins and a fresh aftertaste even though the acidity is on the low side. Like all the Radford Dale reds I have just tasted, impressive persistence. So drinkable without being simple.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 16.5/20
Alc: 13% | RS: 1.5 g/L | TA: 4.7 g/L | PH: 3.76
About Radford Dale:
Alex Dale and Ben Radford are the founders of Radford Dale. Alex and his team produce only the most individual, terroir-focused wines under the Radford Dale range. They own some vineyards but also co-managing parcels of the best vines with growers in other regions. They follow a minimal intervention winemaking approach and their dedication to nature, geology and climate is beautifully expressed in their wines.
|Technical analysis||RS: 1.5 g/L | TA: 4.7 g/L | PH: 3.76|
|Blend information||100% Pinotage|
|Drink to||Drink now|
|Producer information||Alex Dale and Ben Radford are the founders of Radford Dale. Alex and his team produce only the most individual, terroir-focused wines under the Radford Dale range. They own some vineyards but also co-managing parcels of the best vines with growers in other regions. They follow a minimal intervention winemaking approach and their dedication to nature, geology and climate is beautifully expressed in their wines.|
Wine Cellar ships throughout South Africa. See our shipping guidelines below.
Available on all orders over R1,500, excluding event tickets. The expected delivery times are the same as 'Standard door-to-door' below.
Shipping fees are calculated on the delivery ‘street code’ provided during checkout.
- Cape Town & surrounds: 1 – 2 working days
- Joburg, Pretoria, PE & Bloemfontein: 3 – 4 working days
- Durban & regional areas: 4 – 5 working days
COLLECTION (Cape Town only):
Orders are available for free collection at our Cape Town office only. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready for collection.
Wine Cellar offers professional wine storage at our premises in Cape Town. If you are not an existing cellaring client, please view our rates and set up an account by visiting our cellaring page.
For this special overnight road service, orders must be placed before 13h00 SAST. The order will be delivered by the close of business the following working day.
We use a third party courier for international shipping. Please contact email@example.com for the rates and delivery options.
More wines from this producer
Radford Dale, The Renaissance of Chenin Blanc 2019 South Africa, StellenboschR41511 In Stock
Radford Dale, Vinum Chenin Blanc 2019 South Africa, StellenboschR16519 In Stock
Radford Dale, Thirst Cinsault 2020 South Africa, StellenboschR17010 In Stock
Radford Dale, Frankenstein Pinotage 2015 South Africa, StellenboschR3506 In Stock
AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator