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    2019 Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir (Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge, SA) 3R

    3R

    Slightly more fruit and body thanks to warmer climates and riper grapes

    2019 Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir (Hemel-En-Aarde Ridge, SA) 3R

    This Pinot Noir (one of our favorites!) charms with aromas revealing hints of red and black fruits, musk, and fresh herbs. On the palate, this bottle wine exhibits a well-structured character with concentrated fruit, vibrant acidity, and refined tannins. Its prolonged and savory finish promises a delightful wine with significant potential for aging.

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    About The Varietal

    Pinot Noir

    Ranked as the 10th most widely planted grape variety globally, Pinot Noir has amassed a dedicated following among passionate wine enthusiasts. Originally the predominant red wine grape of Burgundy, its allure has led to widespread adoption and admiration in vineyards across the globe. The elusive charm of Pinot Noir has found a home in diverse wine regions worldwide.

    About The Producer

    Tesselaarsdal

    Located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the Western Cape region of South Africa, TessBerene Sauls has exceeded all expectations with Tesselaarsdal. In more than one respect, Tesselaarsdaal is a breakthrough. Formerly employed by Hamilton Russell Estates and mentored by Anthony Hamilton Russell, not only is the first wine project for Berene, but importantly it is the first wine project wholly-owned by a member of a “previously disadvantaged community” in the Hemel-en-Aarde area and, indeed, the Overstrand. The wine is named after the historic rural hamlet Tesselaarsdal, not far from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, where Berene was born. It was at Tesselaarsdal where Berene's ancestors once lived as freed slaves on land bequeathed to them in 1810 by former East India Company Settler, Johannes Tesselaar. The naming of her first wine appropriately honors her roots. elaarsdal is known for its commitment to crafting high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Their winemaking philosophy typically involves a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques, cultivating a variety of grape varietals suited to the specific climate and soil conditions of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

    3R

    Slightly more fruit and body thanks to warmer climates and riper grapes