Intellego Wines The Pink Moustache 2018
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Once referred to as a “party starter” the Pink Moustache is vibrant Syrah/Cinsault/Mourvedre and is fun in its purest form. Jurgen worked with Eben Sadie for vintage in Spain (at Terroir Al Limit in Priorat) and also South Africa. He did further stints in France (at Matassa with Tom Lubbe, Stephane Ogier, Roc d’Anglade) and in New Zealand and Russia (where he made the premium wines for a big winery during 2008 and 2009). Subsequently, he worked for 4 years at Lammershoek with Craig Hawkins, but since January 2015 has solely concentrated on Intellego and renting vineyards for his project. As this parcel lies closer to the ocean there is a sea breeze effect in the afternoon. During the mornings there can be a mist bank when a big variation between night and day temps. The Syrah bush vines were planted in 2001 in Oakleaf soil with ferricrete as the top layer. The ferricrete sedimentary rock is renowned for higher levels of iron and good water retention beneficial for dry land farmed conditions. The Cinsaut was planted in 1988 on a sandy site not far from the Syrah.
The Pink Moustache has a very light red colour due to the short ferment of Cinsaut on the skins. The Cinsaut brings this buzz of awesome flavours to the party while the Syrah and Mourvedre contribute to the freshness and structure. The nose has aromas of flowers and garden berries. The palate is light, fresh and fruity with a juicy long aftertaste. Pairs perfectly well with a long summers day filled with delicious fruit driven desserts.