The Beyerskloof Pinotage originates from the Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch. The Pinotage varietal was accidently created in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. This indigenous varietal is a hybrid of the Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes. The Pinotage grape ripens early and has high sugar levels. The vines are strong and stay healthy because of the Cinsualt’s disease and weather resistant traits.
Beyers Truter is the winemaker and received International Wine Maker of the Year in 1991 (London Wine and Spirits Competition).
Tasting Notes: The Beyerskloof Pinotae is a medium bodied red wine with dark, ruby, cherry, and plum notes with a hint of oak. This wine has soft tannins and a smooth finish. It is drinkable now or can age for a few years.
Pairing Notes: This gamey wine goes well with most foods, especially pasta, spicy foods and meat dishes because of its fruity and easy drinking style.