Kasteelberg Pinotage
Riebeek Cellars
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland

The Kasteelberg range of wines celebrates the discovery of the Riebeek Valley and the Kasteelberg mountains in 1661. Kasteelberg stands sentinel over the fertile valley below. From the slopes of the mountains, hand-selected grapes are expertly crafted with care to produce rare and expressive wines.

Harvested from an exceptional vineyard in the heart of the Swartland, the Kasteelberg Pinotage is characterized as a well-structured wine, offering layers of flavors and aromas. Seductive rich plum flavors with notes of captivating dark chocolate follows through in a smooth and lingering palate of intense flavors integrated with the freshness of ripened cherries.

Coastal Region - Swartland
Wine Type
100% Pinotage
Age of vines
10 years
Agricultural Practices
The grapes were cold-soaked for 3 days at 10 degrees C to extract as much color as possible before fermentation. After cold-soaking, the temperature is increased to around 18 degrees C and yeast is added to start fermentation. Regular pump-overs are done to enhance skin contact which improves the flavor and color profiles. Fermentation temperature between 22 - 26 degrees C. Fermented dry on skins, pressed. After malolactic fermentation, wine is transferred to barrels. French oak barrels, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels for 12 months.

Compliments curries and red meat, especially game.

Reviews and News

2014 Kasteelberg Pinotage - 91 PTS - W&S

2014 Kasteelberg Pinotage - 91 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"This emphasizes the cinsault parentage of Pinotage in its bright, savory red fruit. It feels cool and clean, finishing with zesty fruit-skin bitterness, the kind of friendly tannins that will play well with a range of charcuterie."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2016), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Riebeek Cellars

Riebeek Cellars is located in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, in the heart of the Swartland wine region of South Africa. Established in 1941 by a group of nine local farmers, ...
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