Earth’s Essence Pinotage

A short while back, I entered and was the lucky winner of 4 bottles of Earth’s Essence Pinotage on Tandy’s blog, Lavender and Lime.

Earth's Essence

Traditional KWV wines are fabulous so I was excited to try this “new age” way they are preserving Pinotage:

By utilising a revolutionary natural process using indigenous Rooibos and Honeybush during the winemaking process their powerful anti-oxidants protect the wine naturally negating the use of added sulphites or preservatives.

Firstly a label on a bottle of wine will either entice me to buy it or look past it on the shelf of the bottle store and I must say the Earth Essence label is very eye catching and your eye is immediately drawn to the bottom of the label “No Sulphites or preservatives added“. Not to mention the wonderful name – Earth’s Essence. The shape of the bottle and screw top are also pleasing, so a good start before evening opening the bottle!

Now, I am not a fan of Rooibos tea so was slightly sceptical about the whole Rooibos flavour but was a greatly mistaken.  This wine truly is fantastic.  So as not to undermine this great wine, I quote the makers:

This Pinotage shows upfront fruit sweetness with prominent cranberries, Turkish delight and dark chocolate aromas.  Nuances of nuts, Rooibos, Honeybush and sweet basil are complimented by the grippy tannin structure and the intense, lingering finish.

 What a wonderful wine!  Thank you again Lavender and Lime, Earth’s Essence and Tin Can PR for the awesome prize.

36 thoughts on “Earth’s Essence Pinotage

  1. Congratulations on winning. Had to look up and learn about Rooibos. May be other wine makers will start using Rooibos so there is no need to add sulphites or preservatives.

  2. Love the name and the label, combination with Rooibos and no preservatives, wow! Will forward it on to my sister in Durban!

  3. It sounds fabulous and the no sulphites added is certainly appealing. I’ll have to see if it’s available here! Certainly worth looking. 🙂

  4. Miss Mandy for the win! Congrats lovely lady. Sounds like a good drop, although like you, the Rooibos flavours would have initially put me off too. Wish we could share a glass…. Wait, we can, in just a couple of months.

    Happy week ahead to you sweets. Squishy hugs and loves across the oceans to you. xoxo

    • Can you believe you will be here in a couple of months – awesomeness – I do see a bit of wine glass clinkers happening – we have much to celebrate! Have a beautiful and happy day hon. 🙂 xoxoxo

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