Ernst Gouws & Co

Pinotage 2020

The wine identity card

Region: South Africa / Stellenbosch / Coastal region

Domain : Ernst Gouws & Co

Vintage: 2020

Grape varieties: Pinotage (mixture between Pinot Noir and Hermitage)

Alcohol: 14.31%

The winemaker and his story

Ernst Gows & Co Wine Form is located at the foot of Simonesberg Mountain in Stellenbosch.

The Gouws family's winemaking history began in 1691. Ernst traveled to Europe (France and Germany) in 1975 to learn the art of winemaking.

On his farm, the grapes are harvested by hand in the Stellenbosch terroir, known worldwide for producing quality fruity wines.

Prepare the tasting

Ideal Temperature : 16 - 18°C ​​- i.e. 15 min in the refrigerator or 3 min in the freezer

Perfect Pairings: meat dish with morel sauce, poultry, chocolate desserts

The tasting

The view: The color is a bright ruby ​​red, a sparkling color with purple reflections

Smell: A complex nose with notes of red fruits (blackberry, raspberry), mocha, leather and undergrowth

Taste: A juicy mouthfeel with leathery and spicy aromas, notes of red berries and spices (nutmeg, vanilla), a nice length on the palate. Superb balance!

Wine in 3 words




The connoisseurs' corner

This wine is made from a South African grape variety: Pinotage. It results from the blend of Pinot Noir and Hermitage. Many people say that this wine is fleshy, even animal. It has notes of leather, coffee and undergrowth.