The Dark Lady of the Labyrinth, fittingly named after Doolhof or labyrinth, is produced entirely from high quality Pinotage grapes on the beautiful Doolhof farm in Wellington . Dennis Kerrison, the owner, says that “ today, this labyrinthine topography harmonises with the location of our vineyards, making good use of the many micro-climates and terroirs which are ultimately expressed in the Doolhof Estate wines ”. Land was granted in 1712 and grapes were first planted in 1728. Modern Doolhof’s vines were planted in 1995 and the present owners are continuing the 300 year tradition.
This charming Pinotage, though young, will seduce palates with its intense chocolate/mocha aromas, hints of spice, almonds, black cherries and subtle, soft tannins. Serve with winter comfort-food such as braised oxtail.