Pinotage was the very first wine made at Beaumont wines and 28 years later they are still passionate Pinotage producers! 80% of the fruit comes from our 47 year old vines providing dryness and structure while the younger portion provides lovely vibrant fruit.
Their style reflects the cooler climate of the Bot River region. Harvested between mid February and mid March the grapes are then crushed into open concrete fermenters. Punched down 3-4 times per day until end of ferment, then pressed and taken to barrel for 18 months and then taken to tank for another 8 months. Fresh red berry fruit with a deliciously drinkable medium body and well integrated tannins.
A consistent 4 star winner in Platter. This is still an elegant style of Pinotage with red berry and ripe fruit flavours with fine tannins and lovely fruit on the palate. Jancis Robinson wrote that the 2011 vintage was one of the best Pinotages she had ever tasted. Matches very well with bobotie, game and curries, spare ribs and pepper steak, or try snoek and grape jam.
ANALYSIS: Alc 12.91 | TA 5.3g/L | RS 1.8 g/L | pH 3.65
Sebastian and his team are fortunate to have 40 years of viticulture experience on this unique farm.
His wine making approach is instinctive, believing that wine is made in the vineyards and minimal intervention is needed. Ancient, low-yielding Chenin Blanc and Pinotage vines are honoured in the process, allowing the wines to be a true reflection of the land and vineyards. He has a hands-on approach to wine-making, using old-cellar techniques like natural yeasts and old open concrete ‘’kuipe’’ fermenters.
His non-conformist approach embraces the old but also creatively uses modern winemaking techniques to produce limited quantities of specialised, characterful and authentic wines.