“Pinotage is not for sissies”, words Jan Boland Coetzee will use to explain the challenges of Pinotage to other winemakers. It was these challenges and the exposure to great old vines baring unique grapes that started this love affair with Pinotage. If you are lucky enough to have the right terroir and put in the effort that Pinotage deserves, there is no wine more rewarding.

Produced by Abrie Beeslaar.




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NEW VINTAGE OF THE BEESLAAR PINOTAGE IS READY!

The grapes were picked a week earlier than normal and brought to the cellar for destemming, sorting and fermentation in open top fermenters.

The cap was punched every 2 hours for 60 hours until the right extraction was achieved. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was done in 19 French oak barrels and 2 American oak barrels. The wine matured for 20 months in oak.

THE FACTS

  • Single Vineyard Stellenbosch
  • Total production: 21 Barrels
  • Best to drink from 2017 onwards

CONTACT

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