Price:  £9.95 | Case Rate: £9.46
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MAN Family Wines - Bosstok Pinotage 2017


  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Western Cape
  • Wine Maker: Francois Bezuidenhout
  • Grape: Pinotage
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Pinotage goes well with a wide range of foods. It's the only wine for eel, and the sweet fruit flavours make it an ideal match for spicy curries. Also the perfect complement to a steaming bowl of 'roo stew!

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 86 (2013) VS: 87 (2013) JR: 15.5 (2011) WS: 87 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

A modern style that showcases the best Pinot Noir-like characteristics of Pinotage. Juicy bright fruits, soft tannins and a perfumed nose make this a very accessible Pinotage.We like to focus on the juicier, softer side of Pinotage by carefully managing the fermenting wine. We are able to emphasise the soft mouthfeel, perfume and expressive fruit of Pinotage. Just a touch of oak maturation means the result is delicate and pretty, with beautiful red berry flavours, a hint of cinnamon and very gentle tannins. Deliciously moreish.

Winery Information

MAN Family Wines

M?A?N Family Wines began in 2001 when three friends got together with the aim of making wine that they?d love to buy - quality wine with smart packaging, but at price they could afford.Next they needed a name that would unite their three families, but particularly appeal to their wives after they?d unsuccessfully convinced them that their winemaking venture was a sacrifice rather than a lot of fun. To keep the peace in the families, they took their wives? initials - Marie, Anette and Nicky ? to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)86 pts #215. Oct 2014. Neal Martin - The 2013 Bosstok Pinotage is blended with 14% Shiraz, however it does not really make a strong impression ? airy red berry fruit with touches of cranberry and raspberry. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, quite lithe tannins. The acidity is nicely judged with a saline note on the aftertaste. Not a bad Pinotage, but not an aspiring example.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

June '15 - Stephen Tanzer - Medium red. Smoky, spicy red plum, cherry and herbs on the nose and palate. Juicy and slightly sweet, offering good texture and immediate drinkability if limited nuance. This easygoing wine avoids the rusticity of many Pinotage bottlings in this price range. (2011)15.5 pts

Tasted March 2013 -. Lots of sweet dark fruit and a hint of mocha, but mercifully not in the barrista style. Juicy and fresh and extremely drinkable, without any need to concentrate. (JH).

Wine Spectator (2013)87 pts

Dec 15, 2014 - Raspberry, cherry sauce and plum coulis flavors are carried by a lightly toasted edge, finishing with a twinge of briar on the finish.

Vinification Notes

Fermented in stainless steel tanks over 5 days with frequent pump - overs. At around 8 degrees balling, the skins were removed and the wine was pressed and racked back to tank for completion of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. 25% of the wine was matured in American oak barrels (20% new) for 15 months. F ined and filtered before finishing