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Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2011

The grapes were hand-picked on 3 February 2011 from block A (bush vines) which is planted on the famous Bottelary gravel soils. On this specific block, we only left one grape bunch per shoot. The grapes came into the cellar at optimum ripeness, with the following analyses before fermentation: 26.6˚ balling; pH – 3.52; TA – 6.12 g/l; AS – 1.86 g/l. The juice stayed on the skins for 5 days at an average temperature of 25˚C. Punch downs were done every two hours during fermentation and the juice was separated from the skins at 4˚ balling. After malolactic fermentation, the CWG selected Pinotage went to 225 litre new French oak barrels for 21 months. Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red colour. Rich blackcurrant, dark cherries, prunes and cedar oak aromas. A big-structured Pinotage with intense dark fruit flavours. A wine with a complex middle and a long aftertaste. Great balance between fruit and oak will allow ageing in the bottle for 10 years and more.

Winemaker: Beyers Truter -…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 000.00
  • Lowest: R 4 400.00
  • Average: R 4 540.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 60
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 15.13 vol%
  • RS: 2.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.56

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