Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir

A wine with a wonderful history that really stands up the the hype and well-deserved attention they're receiving

Tesselaar is a small village, 24km from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, named after Johannes Tesselaar, an East India Company settler and slaver. Upon his death, Tesselaar left the land he had acquired to the people he had enslaved. Tesselaardal winemaker Berene Sauls is one of their direct descendants of the enslaved and was born in the village. Learning her trade at the highly-esteemed Hamilton Russell winery over the past 15 years, Sauls then established Tesselaardal Wines in 2017 in honour of her families heritage. As a black-and-female owned winery, Tesselaardal represents refreshing diversity within the industry, and the wines are small production and truly outstanding. The Pinot is a beautiful smorgasbord of typical pinot aromas: ripe red cherries, blueberries, violets, pepper, a faint hint of orange blossom, smoke and vanilla

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More Information
Wine TypeRed wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol13
RegionWalker bay
CountrySouth Africa
Grape VarietalPinot Noir
Oak Length9 months
Oak TypeFrench Oak

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