Today I would like to feature my personal favourite of the whole Vrede en Lust range – the Babylonsig Pinotage 2011. This is one of our newest releases, part of our exclusive Artisan range and becoming a sure favourite with tasting room guests. This is the first time that Vrede en Lust released a Pinotage and if I’m allowed to make any predictions I’ll say not the last!
The Babylonsig Pinotage was a project initiated by our management to empower the cellar and farm workers, thereby giving them a project that they could take ownership of. This is also the first Pinotage ever released by Vrede en Lust. With the close guidance of Susan, the farm and cellar team was allowed to select and care for a section of the Pinotage vineyard and took charge of the winemaking process of this beautiful, one of a kind Pinotage.
The result – a deep purple coloured wine, with typical Pinotage fruit on the nose, matured in barrel for 11 months leading to balanced complexity between fruit and oak.
The Babylonsig Pinotage is only available in our tasting room or for Wine Club Members