BEAUMONT Pinotage

R180.55

Pinotage was the very first wine made at Beaumont wines and 26 years later we 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. Our 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.

Appellation Bot River | Walker Bay Bottles produced 10257 x 750ml bottles
Cultivar Pinotage Vineyard age Old Vines: 47 yrs; Younger vines: 25 yrs
Yield Old vines:1.5 to 3 tons/ha; Younger vines: 3 tons/ha Balling at harvest 23°- 25.5°Balling
ALC 13.07% TA 5.8g/L
RS 1.4g/L pH 3.60

Ratings and Reviews | 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.

Food pairing | Matches very well with bobotie, game and curries, spare ribs and pepper steak, or try snoek and grape jam.

Packaging | 750 ml screw cap

Additional information

Wine Maker

Sebastian Beaumont

Vintage Conditions

Earliest vintage ever produced very healthy fruit with great purtity and balance. Yield was half of a normal vintage.

Vinification

Grapes were harvested and crushed directly into concrete tanks, followed by an immediate inoculation for a clean fermentation. Controlled temperatures allow for an optimum extraction period. Regular punch downs were done to assure good colour and tannin structure

Maturation

18 months in 100% French oak. 25% new oak.

Ageing Potential

8 – 15 years