Platter Review: 4.5* (90 points)
2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards
The Reserve range, and in particular this Pinotage, typifies the quality of the Pinotage grape and our winemaking ability. The Beyerskloof Pinotage reserve is representative of the region through its main focus of having more concentrated flavours and a smooth character. A wine with excellent balance and a long juicy aftertaste. Enjoy upon release but can also develop well for up to 10 years. The Pinotage Reserve will pair well with any spicy curries or any lamb on the braai.
The vine of the Beyerskloof Pinotage was created at the beginning of the twentieth century from a cross between the two grape varieties Cinsaut and Pinot Noir. This red grape that is strong in character combines the sweet, berry Pinot Noir taste with the fruity spice of Cinsaut. It is not only popular amongst gourmets but also winemakers because this vine is considered to be highly robust. Nuances of mulberry, banana and tobacco are typical for this luscious variety.
In 1988 one of the Cape’s most foremost wine makers, Beyers Truter of Kanonkop Estate, formed a partnership with four ardent wine lovers in Johannesburg with one ideal in mind: to produce a wine of exceptional character. After exploring the Cape Winelands for a suitable location they found a perfectly situated farm in the Koelenhof area within the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin region. Coincidence provided an appropriate name. The farm’s original name was Nooitgedacht, which for five generations belonged to the Beyers family before Jan Andries Beyers sold it in 1895. Beyers Truter is a direct descendent of Jan Beyers, thus making him the sixth generation to farm this land.
Alcohol: 14.4% vol
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