Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir 2020
Tesselaarsdal was founded in 2015 by long-standing Hamilton Russell Vineyards employee Berene Sauls. This wine is named after the historic Overberg farming hamlet of Tesselaarsdal not far from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge wine appellation in which Berene was born.
Extreme care is taken to ensure this small-production classically styled Pinot noir expresses the personality of the cool maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge from un-irrigated vines and its elevated stony clay and iron-rich soils.
The 2020 Pinot noir expresses clean and lifted wild red fruit and cranberry and red plum aromas with hints of baking spices and cloves. Introducing a long, gentle palate with a savoury minerality.
This is a graceful and age-worthy wine with an almost crystalline purity.