80% Pinotage, 20% Shiraz
The Bellingham story starts in 1693 when Hollander Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his French Huguenot wife planted the first 1 000 vines on the estate, then known as Bellinchamp (‘pretty fields’). The 80s and 90s saw vineyard developments, cellar extensions and the beginning of Bellingham’s classic New World winemaking philosophy. Today, while still inspired by its history of innovation, ingenuity and foresight, the brand is firmly set in the 21st century, producing contemporary, structured wines with an unmistakable sense of place and style.
Made in a similar method to Amarone and Ripasso wines of Italy, they use 70% ripe fruit and 30% raisinated fruit. This gives the wine a richer, almost sweeter flavor that you can only get with that style of production.
This wine is hailed as the “Grill Master’s Secret Weapon” so do with that what you will!