Eighth Wonder Lively Grove 2011

Lively Grove
We recently tried a wine called Lively Grove made with the varietal Pinotage. The wine is from Eighth Wonder in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Created in 1920, Pinotage is a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Cinsault that is indigenous to the Western Cape region. The bottle indicates that Pinotage was dubbed “Red Gold” by the Masters of Wine visiting South Africa in the 1990’s.
The pour is deep cherry-red in color. The nose is a bright and powerful bouquet of black cherry and strawberry. The fragrance is followed by dark berry flavors in a medium bodied mouth feel. The fruit is balanced with some minerality. For the finish, oak and a hint of vanilla finally say hello as the wine is saying goodbye.
At $10, we feel like we got a good run for our money and will probably try it again.

Published by J Reilly

I've been writing the Boozy Lifestyle blog since 2014 and recently expanded upon it to create my new book, Boozy Lifestyle: Elevate The Everyday With Booze As Your Muse. The book is a collection of stories celebrating and inspiring everyday life with entertaining tales of wine, food, booze, travel, and family, and including over 50 food and drink recipes. Visit me on Twitter at J Reilly@Boozy_Lifestyle or BoozyLifestyle.com

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