Love coffee? Love red wine? Then this could be just the thing for you! Winemaker Bertus Fourie, who holds degrees in microbiology, chemistry and oenology, earned the nickname "Starbucks" for his role in shaping the so-called "coffee Pinotage" style. Various winemaking techniques are used to bring out the coffee notes including fermentation and aging in highly toasted oak. An intriguing style with the robust combination of coffee and red wine flavours leaving your palate in overdrive!
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"This is a deliberately modern offering by winemaker Bertus Fourie, who was responsible for the first coffee-styled version of South Africa's signature grape. A burst of intense, rich coffee and chocolate aromas with nuances of ripe mulberry, plum and Maraschino cherries. The sweet aroma of vanilla follow through on the palate and meld with the soft, luscious tannins. A wine ready to be enjoyed."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
90/100 Natalie Maclean, January 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"As you can guess, this supple, full-bodied South African red wine features coffee espresso on the nose and palate from the toasty oak aging. Barista 2018 is rich with a smoky layering of black cherry, ripe cassis and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. The Robertson wine region winery is Certified for Integrity & Sustainability by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. Winemaker Bertus Fourie, who holds degrees in microbiology, chemistry and oenology, is nicknamed "Starbucks" for his role in shaping the so-called "coffee Pinotage" style. Pair with smoked meats and mature cheeses."