Pinotage - Abri Beeslaar
"Said to be the best Pinotage in the world!" - 2018
Abrie Beeslaar, wijnmaker van Kanonkop winery, maakt jaarlijks 21 barrels Pinotage voor wijnliefhebbers.
"Bourgogne" houtgebruik en een afdruk van het wijnjaar proef je terug in deze prachtige top Pinotage, groots!
- Druivenras: Pinotage
- Wijnhuis: Abri Beeslaar
- Wijnregio: Single Vineyard Stellenbosch
- Inhoud: 0,75L
- Alcohol: 14,5%
- Schenktemperatuur: 17-19 graden
- Bewaaradvies: 2018 is het best vanaf 2021
Nu nieuwsgierig!, geef de wijn een uur de tijd in een karaf!
Top wijnmaker Abrie Beeslaar schrijft:
The grapes were picked a week earlier than normal and brought to the cellar for destemming, sortng and fermentation in open top fermenters.
The cap was punched every 2 hours for 60 hours unyl the right extraction was achieved.
Afer pressing, malolactic fermentation was done in 19 French oak barrels and 2 American oak barrels. The wine matured for 20 months in oak.
Alcohol: 14.5 Residual Sugar: 2.8g/ℓ pH: 3.60 Total Acidity: 5.5g/ℓ Total Sulphites: 100mg/ℓ
When considering Pinotage’s potential for greatness, the wine by Abrie Beeslaar under his own label has in relatively short space of time become as important a reference point as anything he makes for the great Stellenbosch property that is Kanonkop.
Current-release is the 2017, the sixth since the maiden 2012, and it is again superbly well crafted. 2017 was the third consecutive year of drought in the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch receiving 450mm of rain, significantly less than the long-term average of 750mm but every indication to date is that the district still produced some very fine wines.
Fermentation took place in open top concrete tanks with punch downs every two hours, while maturation lasted 20 months in 30 French and two American oak barrels. The nose shows a little floral fragrance before cherries, plums as well as earth, spice and a hint of chocolate. On the palate, the fruit is pure and sweet, with no shortage of freshness despite an alcohol of 14.5%, the tannins firm but fine. Editor’s rating: 95/100.
Vivino:4/5 - 2017
Tim Atkin - 2013 96/100
Wine Spectator - 2014 92/100