The Cape of Good Hope is home to Pinotage. In the 1920’s it was born, the love child of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. It is of great importance to winemaking in South Africa, authentically African and part of our country’s rich heritage. We are now allowing the variety to express itself, without limitations.
Elegance, freshness and finesse are key, however still maintaining the concentration. Red and black fruits, flowers, herbs, spice and earth, giving layered complexity. The palate follows through with fruit concentration – fine, dense and structured tannin, with wonderfully fresh acidity.
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For Stellenbosch-based cousins Gavin Bruwer and Bruwer Raats, their minds are always focused on the future. So much so, that in 2014, they combined their youth and experience to create B Vintners Vine Exploration Co. – a wine range that grants them an opportunity to explore the vines together within the Cape Winelands.
Yet, this is not just your standard partnership. Instead of owning their own vineyards, the B’s (Bruwer & Bruwer) source grapes from different locations best suited to each variety, opting to create working relationships with similar minded people in the industry who believe in their avant-garde winemaking approach.
“We’re storytellers, always eager to honour our Cape heritage and historically-linked varieties. However, there are learnings to be taken from the past too, and it is important to incorporate these lessons today in order to produce finer wine for tomorrow’s wine drinkers,” explains Gavin.
The result is a range that carefully balances two realms of the winemaking spectrum. By honouring the heritage of the Cape and incorporating innovative and minimal intervention winemaking techniques, B Vintners allows the vineyard to tell the tale, expertly crafting the most honest expression of the fruit of the vine.
Today, B Vintners is an award-winning, terroir-driven range that blends a bit of the past and present to bring you a taste of the future.