In 1988 one of the Cape’s most foremost wine makers, Beyers Truter of Kanonkop Estate, formed a partnership with four ardent wine lovers in Johannesburg with one ideal in mind: to produce a wine of exceptional character. After exploring the Cape Winelands for a suitable location they found a perfectly situated farm in the Koelenhof area within the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin region.
Coincidence provided an appropriate name.
The farm’s original name was Nooitgedacht, which for five generations belonged to the Beyers family before Jan Andries Beyers sold it in 1895.
Beyers Truter is a direct descendent of Jan Beyers, thus making him the sixth generation to farm this land. This piece of land could only have one name – BEYERSKLOOF.
The winemakers prefer open fermentation in open-air tanks for some of the Pinotage grapes to achieve the extra skin-juice contact that leads to improved colour and extraction levels.
A barrel maturation cellar to store the new French Nevers oak 225 litre barriques, a crucial element of the Truter wine making philosophy, stores in the region of about 1,300 barrels.
Beyerskloof was the first Cape wine to enjoy early maturation in 100% new barriques.
Beyerskloof Pinotage is a juice extracted from women’s tongues and lions’ hearts. After drinking a sufficient quantity, one can talk forever and fight the devil.’
A medium to full bodied Pinotage with a medium red colour.
A complex Pinotage with cherry and red berry flavours well integrated with the oak flavour.
A balanced wine that will age in the bottle for at least 3 – 5 years but that can also be enjoyed now.
A full bodied Pinotage with a deep purple colour.
The dark berry and plum flavours are well balanced with complex aromas from new French Oak.
A wine with a long finish that could last in the bottle for 10 years and more.
The wine will go well with spicy food and red meat.
Chenin Blanc Pinotage
Colour: A light colour with a fresh green and golden tint.
Bouquet: Inviting, complex pear-drop and tropical primary fruit aromas giving way to notes of passion fruit, pineapple and a hint bell peppers. Tasting notes: Elegant, crisp entrance. Refreshingly dry and perfectly balanced. Good primary fruit giving way to hints of mineral, earthy and mixed tropical fruits. A long lingering finish with resonating fruit, acidity and mineral aftertaste. Enjoyable as a crisp summer drink on its own or a perfect companion to light summer dishes and seafood.
Blend information: 82% Chenin Blanc; 18% Pinotage
Colour: A coral pink core with elegant salmon pink and orange peel rim.
Bouquet: Abundance of sweet red cherries, candyfloss and ripe strawberry aromas.
Tasting notes: Clean and crisp entrance, refreshingly dry with good acidity. A medium bodied Rosé that is layered with sweet red berries. Hints of buttery, creamy notes add complexity to this serious and delightful Rosé, finishing off with a lingering aftertaste of red cherries and sweet strawberries.
Colour: Deep dark red middle with a ruby red rim.
Bouquet: Rich blackcurrant and black cherry fruit upfront combines well with the elegant cedar oak aromas. Tasting notes: A big structured Pinotage with intense dark fruit flavours. A complex middle leads to a smooth finish with pleasant cedar flavours from the oak. Ageing potential: Great balance between fruit and oak will allow superb ageing in the bottle for 10 years and more.
Food suggestions: The ideal match to spicy Indian dishes or a well matured rump/sirloin steak. .
Synergy Cape Blend
Colour: Intense dark red colour with a pleasant ruby red rim.
Bouquet: Initial impressions of lovely red fruit and cherries give way to sweet cedar oak aromas.
Tasting notes: An abundance of black fruit upon entry leads to a big, juicy middle with soft, well rounded tannins. A classic Cape Blend with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
Blend information: 33% Pinotage; 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot.
Faith Cape Blend
Colour: Dark ruby red colour with bright edges. Bouquet: Upfront dark fruit combines well with spicy/cedar oak aromas at the end.
Tasting notes: Intense blackberry, cassis and plum flavours upon entry with delicate spice and cedar aromas from the new French oak. A big structured, well rounded and elegantly balanced Cape blend. Hints of mocha and dark chocolate compliment a great finish.
Blend information: 34% Pinotage, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon & 33% Merlot. Ageing potential: This wine will age well for 10 – 15 years.