Pilgrim Bastardo do Castello 2021


Bright ruby red. Translucent and not very deep, but riveting. A very opulent nose – it reminds a lot of classic Hermitage, spicy and herbaceous, with chamomile and fresh peppercorn crushed together. Very seductive red cherry and spring blossom perfume.

The mouthwatering chalky tannin that lays the foundation is a big vintage improvement and shows the riches that are stored in this stranger of a varietal in SA. Big flavors involving all aromatic profiles proliferate and leaves one thinking – what can this magnificent cultivar not do?

Corlien’s notes: It that wine that you can’t quite place. It’s light and refreshing, yet with layers of interesting flavours. Bright red fruit like Cinsaut, but with a touch of floral and spice notes and a softer tannins. Enjoy chilled with game carpaccio would be my suggestion.

ANALYSIS: ALC 13.0% | pH 3.49 | TA  5.5 g/l | RS 1.80 g/l

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Pilgrim Wines is a unique wine company, dedicated to teach, inspire and surprise.
They are a small family owned business with a passion for wine making.

They focus on innovative methods with tried and tested cultivars, as well as experimental styles with unorthodox, unfamiliar cultivars. We like to discover the new and untried pathways in the winemaking process.

As like the pilgrims of old, our motto is- “we are mere pilgrims, traveling the road~this is not our home” as “your heart is where your treasure is”…

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