White pinotage to indulge the senses at D’Vine Deli
ON Saturday locals have an opportunity to indulge themselves with a one-of-a-kind experience to taste, smell and enjoy the white pinotage by Mellasat Wine Estate at D’Vine Deli at the Postmasters Village.
The wine will be served with snacks to make for the perfect pairing.
The Mellasat white pinotage from the Paarl region is made from whole bunch pressed grapes in a pneumatic “bag” press to minimise colour retention. The juice settlement is extended for two days using a settling enzyme and bentonite removes any blush the juice may have.
The juice is then transferred to Romanian oak barrels for fermentation and maturation of 11 months. The Mellasat White Pinotage is the first of its kind in the world. The paradox of this wine that the eye belies the other senses, making white wine from red grapes using South Africa’s unique pinotage grape. The barrel-fermented and mature process with lees stirring gives this wine a slightly creamy, nutty character to balance the tropical fruit and banana flavours.