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Fairview Pinotage 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Dark purple in the glass. Smoky notes with intense dark fruit aromas, framed by oak spice. Fleshy dark fruit continue on the palate with firm tannins and lingering flavors of spice and dark coffee. " -Winery

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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

External Reviews for Fairview Pinotage

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

A fresh, relatively unadorned style, with just a whiff of toast that quickly gives way to a pure core of cherry, damson plum and raspberry fruit. Displays a briary edge on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

Full, deep red. Spicy aromas of mulberry, pepper and smoke. Supple and moderately rich, with red berry and roasted plum flavors complicated by peppery spices. Could use a bit more nuance and energy. Finishes with dusty tannins and a repeating note of woodsmoke.



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"Dark purple in the glass. Smoky notes with intense dark fruit aromas, framed by oak spice. Fleshy dark fruit continue on the palate with firm tannins and lingering flavors of spice and dark coffee. " -Winery

Dietary Information: Organic


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