Flagstone Pinotage Writers Block

Our Writer’s Block Pinotage is crafted from a single vineyard block high in the Waaihoek Mountains, above the sweeping Breedekloof valley, an hour and a half’s drive north of Cape Town. This is the highest vineyard in the area, planted in ancient, decomposed granitic soil. We believe we’ve found an exceptional vineyard block for Writer’s Block. Everything about this site is special: the combination of soil, slope, climate, aspect and grape variety works brilliantly.



Western Cape, South Africa

100% Pinotage

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On the nose a wonderful, balancing of ripe, dark red fruit like mulberry and blackberry, with mocha chocolate and Indian spice, underpinned by a bewitching hint of bramble and mint. The palate is surprisingly rich, beautifully balanced and gives the impression of being elegant and powerful at the same time. Flavours of very ripe strawberry, cherry and darker blackberry are wrapped up in soft, comforting oak hints and a caress of vanilla and dark chocolate. Really long and luscious.

Back Story & Wine Information

The first few Flagstone vintages in the late 1990s were an adventure in winemaking, characterised by very little sleep, much wine, back-breaking work and the discovery of great food…actually, not much has changed.

Pinotage is versatile enough to pair across a huge spectrum of dishes from braaied Springbok fillet, spicy lamb stew and even Indian curries.

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