The Pink Moustache 2019
A Wine That
makes you wonder... is this a rosé or is it a red wine? More importantly - it's so delicious that do I even care? This is a grown-up, far more serious version of fruit squash. Redcurrants and strawberries with a touch of lemongrass and pink peppercorns, this is a wine you want to dump in an ice bucket and take to the park.
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- Winemaker: Intellego
Where & How?
From Syrah and Cinsault bush vines planted in 2001 on oakleaf/ferricrete decomposed granite& shale soils in the Swartland.
The wine was macerated on the skins for three days and then fermented naturally in old barrels for five months, after which it was racked into stainless steel for six weeks before an early bottling to retain freshness and vibrancy. No sulphur added.
Jurgen Gouws may only be in his 30s but he has an impressive track record already. From working with Eben Sadie both here in the Swartland and in Priorat at Terroir al Limit, to working in Côte-Rotie and the Roussillon, to eventually working with Craig Hawkins at Lammershoek, he has had an impressive lineup of mentors. Originally from the eastern Cape, Jurgen decided to settle in the Swartland because of the energy of the place:
"From the beginning I fell in love with the Swartland. Number one because of the people - there was this totally different relaxed vibe - they were really chilled. There were no egos. I realised it was possible to work and enjoy life. Too often, Africa can be all work, work work, and that's it. Sometimes we miss out a bit on the good part of life - like sitting down with a glass of really great wine."
These days, Jurgen leases vineyards to farm organically, as well as working closely with a number of organic and biodynamic farmers from whom he purchases fruit. He is on a mission to use natural methods to ensure his vines live a healthy long life, while producing enough crop to be financially viable. In a region that suffers greatly from drought, this is not always easy, but so far, so good: this is one of the most exciting young farmer-winemakers in Africa.