Stellar Organics Pinotage 2012
Intense plum red color extends to the edge of the glass. Cherries and vanilla on the nose follow through on the palate. This slightly wooded wine shows hints of spice and has robust tannins which add to its complexity. Pair with pastas or waterblommetjiebredie ("stews"), such as mutton potjiekos ("small pot food").
Certified Organic. 100% Pinotage. Stellar Winery is a privately owned winery situated in the Namaqualand hamlet of Trawal, with the workers having a 26% shareholding in the cellar. As South Africa's largest producer of fine organic wines, they process organically-grown grapes for the South African and export markets. The grapes are drawn from farms in the Lower Olifants River Valley, part of the Namaqualand area of the Western Cape. This is an area famous for its spring flowers and is also the only semi-arid biosphere hotspot in the world. Mandalas (pictured on all labels of the Stellar Organics line) are powerful circular designs symbolic of the never-ending cycles of life. Stellar's mandala represents the essence of their company. The elements in the design are symbols of the people and the natural environment that make up the Stellar universe. Each part is essential to the whole. This mirrors their philosophy of making fine, organic, Fair Trade wine and building partnership within communities. It's Stellar's way of doing business.