Tribe

Tribe is the only wine in the world to reunite two sophisticated and inspiring Old World parents with their bold and aspiring New World progeny.

A couture Cape blend of Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Cinsaut hand-harvested, hand-selected and handcrafted into a complex yet well integrated family affair. Tribe delivers a truly unique and unusual lifestyle experience suitable for every generation and every occasion.

Gold Medal, 92 points

World Wine Championships

Gold Medal, 91 points

AWC Vienna Wine Challenge

Gold Medal

Berlin Wine Trophy

Gold Medal

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold Medal

Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition

Gold Medal

Vitis Vinifera Awards

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Pinotage (50%) Pinot Noir (38%) Cinsaut (12%)
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: David John Bate
Production: 8 barrels
Bottle Sizes: 750 ml
Yield (t/ha): 4 t/ha
°Balling/Harvest: 23 û
Alcohol (%/vol): 14%
Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l
TA: 5.3 g/l
VA: 0.59 g/l
FSO2: 18 mg/l
pH: 3.57
Oak: 18 months French Oak (Nevers and Alliers) and American oak
French (new wood) of medium plus toast
American (second fill) of medium toast with toasted heads
Maturation: Barrel matured with MLF (la malo) in barrels
UPC: 6009812400842 (individual bottles)
SCC: 06009812400859 (cases of 6 bottles)

TASTING NOTES

Appearance

Deep opaque ruby core with mahogany flecks pushing lighter rim with watery saffron edge. Clear, brilliant lustre and luminosity with long legs and notable colour extraction foreshadow a complex and full bodied wine.

Nose

Layers of elegant yet exuberant aromas conjure orchard-ripened Moreno cherries, huckleberry compote and wild brambleberries. Top notes of black olive tapénade and wet espresso grinds with a hint of eucalyptus. Whispers of beach wood and long leaf Brazilian Maduro tobacco affirm substantial oak pedigree.

Taste

A palate-coating mouth feel with chiselled tannins and a crisp, fresh acidity that yield to powerful, succulent flavours of sweet black cherry skins, baked blueberries, Brazilian cocoa and Italian espresso. Mid-palate nuances of aromatic spices such as cloves, black peppercorns and cinnamon sticks. Lingering, sultry farewell reminiscent of a seared Tuscan steak with dried rosemary and porcini leaves you wanting more.

Tribe 2005 Fact Sheet
Tribe 2006 Fact Sheet