Cape Winemakers Guild

Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2012

Grapes were handpicked in February 2012 from block A (bush vines) which is planted on the famous Bottelary gravel soils. The grapes came into the cellar at optimum ripeness, with the following analyses before fermentation: 26.6 degrees B; 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 27 degrees C. Punch downs were done every 2 hours during fermentation and the juice was separated from the skins at 0.6 degrees balling. After malolactic fermentation the CWG selected Pinotage went to 225 litre new French oak barrels for 21 months. Tasting Notes: Deep, dark red colour. Rich blackcurrant, dark cherries, prunes and cedar oak aromas. A big-structured Pinotage with intense dark fruit flavours. A complex middle leads to a smooth and pleasant finish. Great balance between fruit and oak will allow this Pinotage to age in the bottle for 10 years and more.

Winemaker: Beyers Truter -…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 8 000.00
  • Lowest: R 7 000.00
  • Average: R 7 350.00


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


  • Alc: 14.47 vol%
  • RS: 2.30 g/l
  • TA: 6.30 g/l
  • pH: 3.51

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