This is Pieter's wacky take on his own Beaujolais Nouveau. Not made from Gamay though, but a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Pinot Noir, Pinotage and some Chenin Blanc, made in a vin de soif, best-served-chilled style. It's one of Pieter's slightly wilder reds, and one for the natural wine devotees - slightly reductive on first opening (nothing that a good swirl and time open won't help!) with notes of raspberry cooler, hints of blackcurrant fruit and leaf, charcoal and cola.
Every one of Pieter’s wines is a story, rather than a grape variety, and it’s the juice inside the bottle which reveals that story. He doesn’t own any vines, but instead scours South Africa’s winelands for top-quality fruit that has somehow slipped under the radar, now sourcing from nearly 70 sites. Some years he’ll make 20 wines, other years 35. With the benefit of anonymity, variety and regional identity take a back seat while parcel expression does the driving. These are some of South Africa’s most original wines, made by one of South Africa’s most original winemakers