In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil. Yield of 5 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
French oak barrels for 24 months, personally selected by the winemaker and then blended together.
Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Pinotage 100%
Alcohol - 14.63 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
2016 Vintage: The 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winner
Sweet spice, freshly picked red plums, black cherries and cola are supported by aromatic toasted coconut and milk chocolate from the youthful oak. The bright cored palate of the 2012 shows more elegance and freshness, but retains the characteristic fine grained, polished tannin structure that is accessible and mouth-watering now, but will also develop further complexity with bottle age.
Ageing Potential: 15 years maturation will greatly reward
Food Suggestions: Delicious matched with grilled meat off the “braai”.
Handcrafted by a family whose lifeblood is wine, the Steytler Range is the culmination of our estate’s best wines in only exceptional vintages. Tradition and 4 generations of Steytler passion forge these wines. Patriotism is a personal conviction. “Steytler Pinotage” is our patriotic devotion to the trials and tribulations of mastering Pinotage since its early beginnings right here in the Bottelary Hills. As this is South Africa’s only truly original grape, we are fixated on flaunting its finesse to the world. With this wine we pay homage to George Steytler who farmed Kaapzicht for 33 years.