Being a Kenyan company we re always interested in buying locally as well as out of Africa...one of our best african wine varietals has to be the South African Varietal..Pinotage.
A cross between Cinsault and pinot noir...it has little resemblance to these French grapes and has created its own following whom are religiously developing the styles and branding according to their own ethos.
We prefer the more modern styles showing off the character of the grape rather than the focus on oak, that coupled with the Old road wine companys story and community driven wines...we give you the story of the Fat Man Pinotage...exclusive in Kenya to Solovino
The Old Road Wine Co. Originals range recalls the stories of the legendary characters who shaped the Franschhoek community in its early years. The Fat Man was an institution at the local train station, where he would greet new and familiar faces with a friendly smile and interesting anecdote, always accompanied by his loyal hound. This captivating Pinotage takes a leaf from his book, making a memorable impression with layers of succulent red fruit, oak spice and supple tannins.
We tried matching this wine with Sashimi and Wasabi...what a surprise...bursting red flavours and depth...a real eye-opener in more ways than one !!