Jacobsdal

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  • M12, Polkadraai Road
  • Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • 7579
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27 (0)21 809 8330
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Here wine farming is a creative act, and dedication to soil and vine a way of life. Grown as bush vines, the crop is limited by extensive pruning, making it possible to produce quality grapes under absolute dry-land conditions, and the wines are made with minimal intervention, using traditional French natural fermentation techniques. The estate’s signature wine, Pinotage, is produced from vines covering some 20 ha of the estate and growing at an altitude of 140 m above sea level. On the cool slopes the small berries produce a wine portaying some of the elegance of the Pinot noir parent. At Jacobsdal, wines are genuinely hand-made. Little has changed in the old cellar dating back to 1920. No commercial yeast has is used in the cellar and fermentation is allowed to develop spontaneously from the natural yeast cells on the grape skins. During fermentation, the cap of skins is punched through regularly into the juice using long wooden poles to extract optimal colour, flavor and tannins.

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M12, Polkadraai Road
Stellenbosch Western Cape 7579
+27 (0)21 809 8330