Piekenierskloof Tannat

R170.00

An opaque colour hints towards the concentrated nose of black and blueberries that opens up after the first swirl. This is complemented by dark chocolate and charry oak on the palate and completed by a soirée of high quality, ripe tannins.

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Description

The Tannat is vinified from a single bush vine vineyard on a north facing slope on the farm Heidedal. The national grape of Uruguy, Tannat’s second home after Madiran in Southwest France, is famous for its intense blueberry flavour, similar to that of Cabernet Sauvignon. It ripens earlier though and is much more drought resistant, making it a good contender for the name ‘Piekenierskloof’s little Cabernet’. 

An opaque colour hints towards the concentrated nose of black and blueberries that opens up after the first swirl. This is complemented by dark chocolate and charry oak on the palate and completed by a soirée of high quality, ripe tannins.

Brand

Piekenierskloof

Back in the 1900’s Johan Abraham van Zyl was one of 5 sons from a family in the Citrusdal valley. When the time came for the sons to branch out on their own, they drew lots to determine which brother would have the unnerving task of farming on the untamed and rugged Piekenierskloof Mountain. The lot fell on an unmarried brother who was rescued from this fate by Johan Abraham’s wife, Wilhelmina.  Wilhelmina insisted that she and Johan Abraham should rather attend to this daunting task, as the unmarried brother would surely struggle to develop a farm without the support of a wife! As such, Johan Abraham and Wilhelmina settled in the undeveloped, rugged mountain ridge of the Piekenierskloof in 1923 and in 1962 their son, Carel van Zyl, planted the first vineyards in the Piekenierskloof.