The Pinotage variety was the result of the cross pollination of the Pinot Noir variety with Hermitage (Cinsaut), by Stellenbosch University’s Professor Perold, in the early 1920s.
However, the first Pinotage was only released commercially in 1961 from the 1959 vintage. Beyers Truter has become synonymous with Pinotage, first as winemaker at the famous Kanonkop, and now, as the owner of Beyerskloof Wines.
The Reserve range, and in particular this Pinotage, typifies the quality of the Pinotage grape and Truter’s winemaking ability.
On the nose: it has promising blackberry aromas upfront with lively spicy, sweet and smokey cedar oak in the background.
On the palate: bundles of blackberry and prune flavours upon entry. A wine with good structure, excellent balance and a long juicy finish.
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