Afrikan Ridge Pinotage
From the cool climate region of the Breede River Valley, Afrikan Ridge wines are made by passionate winemakers whose natural approach captures the unique character of both the land and South Africa’s ‘own’ varietal – Pinotage
Primary fruity aromas lead to an abundance of plum and black cherries against mocha, cedar and sweet spicy notes. Strong plum flavours dominate the palate with velvety tannins. Well structured, yet elegant and soft, medium-bodied with a superbly balanced finish.
Whilst being drinkable now it will develop even further for up to five years.
Ideal with venison, red meat, curries and spicy foods
About the Producer
Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breedkloof area of Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet, creating such a scenic surrounding that the farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”.
The Lategan Family’s roots in the South African winelands began in 1735 when Johann Hermann Lategan settled in the Wamakers Valley near the current estate. In 1843 Willem Hendrik Lategan moved to Bergsig, founding the winery. Seven generations later the proud tradition continues.
Bergsig has been in the family for more than 170 years. The Bergsig ethos is, “future generations are the inheritors of this estate and therefore sustainable farming methods are priority.” The motto that “wine that doesn’t cost the earth” resounds within the family. Being an Estate, all the wines are “grown, made and bottled” on the property.
The company combines modern equipment with a natural approach to wine making. The aim is to capture the unique terroir of the estate in wines that are complex though elegant.