Fairview Pinotage 2009

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The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Pinotage was primarily harvested from bush vines in Malmesbury and Agter-Paarl, some of which are over 25 years old. These older vineyards are dry farmed and the vines grow on deep soils. This is supplemented by fruit from an irrigated, younger, trellised vineyard at Fairview. This wine is a deep inky colour, with bold aromas of mocha and caramel. Aromas of deep and fleshy fruit, with ripe plums and blackberries. Medium to full bodied, with lovely richness and sweet fruit on the finish. Tannins give lovely structure and oaking is well handled so as not to dominate the fruit.

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Fairview Wines:
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wher... Read more
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wherever possible, disease is largely controlled by preventative measures and the soil is improved by mulching with hay, cover crops and worm juice. The vineyard has 6 acres under vine and 3 acres of olives. The wines are hand made by the renowned and highly successful winemaker, Rhys Eather from fruit grown on the Fairview Wines vineyard. Rhys is involved throughout vintage, testing the sugar, acid and flavour of the grapes as they ripen. All our grapes are picked by hand, allowing us to reject any fruit that does not reach our quality standard. The property has had an colourful history. The original farm house was moved to its current location in the 1880's from Greta. The property became an orchard in the early 1900's, later exporting citrus by cold storage to the UK. The property was originally called "Lycullen" changing it's name to Fairview in 1929. From the 1940's the owners raised chickens for egg production to supplement the seasonal income from fruit production. In 1997 the defunct orchard was removed and the first stage of the vineyard was established with plantings of Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2002 the Cabernet was grafted to Barbera and verdelho was planted. Read less

Member Reviews for Fairview Pinotage

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Snooth User: franchej
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4.50 5
02/19/2011

Met robin back at disney and he was very hospitable and we enjoyed our time with him and the family's wines.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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4.00 5
08/10/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Fairview Pinotage

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
07/23/2010

Pinotage 2009 - Fairview: Pinotage 2009 - Rotwein von Fairview WinesWeil nach der fantastischen Saison bei der Ernte auch einige überreife Trauben gelesen wurden, zeigt der Fairview Pinotage 2009ganz besonders üppige Fruchtaromen. Der Fassausbau wurde feinabgestimmt auf diese betonten Fruchtaromen von Brombeeren und Pflaumenund wird spürbar durch einen sehr subtilen Eichencharakter. Dies wirdunterstützt von Karamell- und Cappuccinoaromen und einem angenehmen,langen Nachhall mit gut integrierter Gerbsäure. Dieser Rotwein passt sehr gut zu süßlich mariniertem Pferde-, Straußen- oder Känguru-Fleisch.Weingut: Fairview WinesLand: SüdafrikaRegion: PaarlRebsorte: PinotageInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,75 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,25 g/lRestsüße: 3,5 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (10 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 3 -5 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Südafrika > Paarl - Franschhoek



The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Pinotage was primarily harvested from bush vines in Malmesbury and Agter-Paarl, some of which are over 25 years old. These older vineyards are dry farmed and the vines grow on deep soils. This is supplemented by fruit from an irrigated, younger, trellised vineyard at Fairview. This wine is a deep inky colour, with bold aromas of mocha and caramel. Aromas of deep and fleshy fruit, with ripe plums and blackberries. Medium to full bodied, with lovely richness and sweet fruit on the finish. Tannins give lovely structure and oaking is well handled so as not to dominate the fruit.

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