Meinert Printers Ink Pinotage

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Meinert Printers Ink Pinotage

GBP 12.5
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Tasting Note

The Printer’s Ink Pinotage is a tribute to the Meinert family’s heritage as master printers in Namibia. Ex-journalist Martin Meinert makes a very small and personalised range of wines in limited quantities at the hillside Devon Crest vineyard outside Stellenbosch. Each wine is created with much thought and care to ensure uniqueness and individual character. Full-bodied and elegant yet it has richness on the mid-palate. The emphasis is put on fruit flavours through gentle extraction methods, thereby also avoiding hard tannins. Enjoy with roast meats or casseroles.

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  • Red Wine

  • Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

  • Martin Meinert

  • Meinert

  • South Africa

  • Devon Valley

  • Pinotage

  • 2014

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75

  • Screwcap

  • 14.5%

  • Pairs well with gamey flavours, also works well with chocolate souffle.


The vineyard is untrellised, leading to a low yield of 5tons/ha and early ripening. It was planted in 1997 and is on a high cool slope in Devon Valley, on deep rich Hutton soils. The vines received no supplementary irrigation. Cold maceration of 10 days at under 10ºC followed by a short hot fermentation (3 days) before pressing. Thereafter the wine is taken to barrel immediately where it finishes MLF. Bottled after about 20 months in 225L 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.


  • Last week I caught up with one of my favourite South African winemakers, Martin Meinert, who makes small parcels of delectable, hand-crafted wines on his beautiful Devon Valley Estate, near Stellenbosch. I was entranced by the latest vintage of his Pinotage. Pinotage is a ‘marmite’ wine – you either love it or hate it; this one’s a bit different and I’d urge Pinotage haters to give it a go – it shows the softer, silky, opulent style that Pinotage can deliver if produced with love and care – try it – it smells of violets and crushed raspberries, and has a delicious, very ripe, red berry, and blackberry flavor – full –bodied yet soft – the perfect red for barbecues or weekend roast beef.

    • Angela Mount

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The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
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Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.