n Without Prejudice - Aftertaste : Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir - heaven in a glass : lifestyle - wine

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



There is no doubt that the Hemel-en-Aarde region near Hermanus is South Africa's best pinot noir production area. Producers such as Hamilton Russell Vineyards and Bouchard Finlayson have pioneered the production of pinot noir in this cool climate area for two or three decades and a number of great winemakers have started making amazing wines from this area in the past few years. Wines from producers such as Crystallum (Cuvee Cinema); Storm (Vrede); and La Vierge (The Apogee) represent the finest of the more recently established producers from the area and deliver quality and value well above their price points.

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