Beyerskloof Winemakers Reserve Pinotage 2018

WINE ORIGIN | Stellenbosch

AV 15.26 | RS 2.3 | TA 5.8 | PH 3.53

WINEMAKER | Anri Truter

Grapes were hand harvested early in February from bush vines situated in the Bottelary Hills-area of Stellenbosch. Once the berries reached optimum ripeness for picking at 25.5°B, they were destemmed and went through a sorting system to minimise greenness. Fermentation took place in open casks, with punch downs done every two hours for four days. Grapes were pressed before fermentation was complete and malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine then went into new and second-fill French Oak barrels for 16 months.

The wine boasts blackberry and plum favours upon entry with lovely cedar oak aromas from the barrel maturation. It has an excellent balance and a long, juicy aftertaste, allowing aging for 6-10 years

Beautifully poised and elegant…