Caramel, peaches and citrus on the nose follow through to a full flavoured palate of dried fruit, spices, raisins and a subtle nuttiness. The finish is long and warming with a lingering and fruity sweetness.
Why have we called this extraordinary wine â€œBaristaâ€? Well, the term barista refers to people who specialise in making espresso-based coffees, so naming our unique Coffee Pinotage â€œBaristaâ€ is most appropriate.
Thereâ€™s even something called â€œbarista artâ€, where the frothy cap of your cappuccino is decorated with intricate coffee-powder images in the shape of leaves, flowers, birds or abstract patterns. The skill and technique that goes into the creation of Barista wines requires just as much dedication to the craft, and the results are made clear from the very first sip.
Our Shiraz is yet another delicious wine in the pod of FAT bastards that we simply know youâ€™ll love. Itâ€™s made from carefully selected grapes with the aim to produce a wine with pure fruit character. All fruit is gently pressed to retain fruit aromas.
The wine is aged in small oak barrels, which adds greater weight and complexity to the finished product. This full-bodied wine shows freshly crushed black pepper aromas with hints of cinnamon and cloves on the nose with lots of brambly red berry fruit and well-integrated vanilla tones.
Enjoy the FAT bastard Shiraz with great, joyous abandon.
“If I may be so bold,” is a phrase that doesnâ€™t seem to fit in the FAT bastard lexicon. To understand what we mean, take a healthy gulp of the FAT bastard Cabernet Sauvignon.
It is made from carefully selected grapes with the aim of producing a wine with pure fruit character. All fruit is hand harvested at optimum ripeness and gently pressed to retain aroma and flavour. The wine is aged in small oak barrels, which adds greater weight and complexity.
Its unapologetically intense aromas of blackcurrant and brambly wild fruit lead promisingly to rich flavours of ripe cassis and chocolate with a hint of earthiness.
Balanced tannins and acidity ensure a well-defined structure and elegant finish. Fat, unadulterated joy in a bottle!
Naturally, the FAT bastard Pinotage is full bodied with an intense fruit flavour and the real character you only get from hand-harvesting quality grapes (ever so gently to retain all the aroma).
FAT bastard Pinotage is also aged in small oak barrels for 22 months to add greater weight and complexity.
Pinotage, a truly South African grape, originated from a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage. This wine shows rich aromas of ripe plum and banana with a lingering impression of chocolate and plum pudding.
However, all you need to know is that itâ€™s an absolute blast to enjoy.
Our Merlot is the epitome of the well-rounded FAT bastard.
It is made from carefully selected grapes with the aim to produce a ripe-flavoured and silky textured wine. All fruit is gently pressed to retain fruit aromas and character.
The wine is aged in small oak barrels, adding greater weight and complexity. With a deep ruby hue, our Merlot boasts aromas of ripe berries leading to a juicy palate of summer fruits and black cherry with soft, rounded tannins to finish.