Intellego's philosophy is to retain minimal intervention during the winemaking process and the wines are a celebration of the hard work done in the vineyard. For them it is intuitive winegrowing, an evolution through experimentation on small pockets of land selected in the Swartland Appellation.
Intellego’s true passion is the real work that happens in the vineyard with a hands-on approach, understanding seasonal influences and adjusting based on constant observation of the terroir.
A big aim is to create optimum soil conditions through organic practises where the vines will be nurtured for an indefinite period of time, creating conditions for each block to have their own individual character. Grapes are grown in an environment that is beneficial to the plant and its roots in this Mediterranean like climate.
Mother nature has given them the opportunity to discover the lands true potential and by establishing vineyards on favourable sites, they can express themselves and at the same time contribute to a healthier environment.
Once referred to as a “party starter” this vibrant Syrah/Cinsaut/Mourvedre is fun in its purist form.
Dry land bush vines planted on oakleaf, ferricrete & Malmesbury shale soils.
The syrah and mourvedre were whole bunch pressed and fermented in old french oak barriques for 5 months. the cinsalut was whole bunch fermented for 4 days and aged in old french oak barriques for 5 months.
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.
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Name Intellego The Pink Moustache Country South Africa Region Swartland ABV% 11.5% Vintage 2018 Grape Variety Cinsault, Mourvedre, Syrah Size 750ml Dietary Information No