Stellenrust JJ Hand Made Eight Pillars 2019

Stellenrust JJ Hand Made Eight Pillars 2019

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Produced from a blend of Shiraz 55%, Grenache 8.1%, Carignan 8.1%, Cinsault 7.2%, Pinotage 7.8%, Cabernet Fanc 7.7%, Merlot 3.2% and Cabernet Sauvignon 2.8%. The grapes are harvested from a combination of older bush vines – all 30 years plus. Syrah, Bordeaux grape components and Pinotage from Stellenbosch, Grenache from Piekenierskloof and Cinsaut and Carignan from the Swartland. Grapes are picked between 24° and 26° Balling, no crushing of the grapes is allowed and wild yeast fermentation techniques are applied. 34% is whole bunch fermented. The wine is then drained from the skins through a gravity drip system to the bottom of the cellar where the barrel room is. Here it finishes malolactic fermentation and ages for about 18 months in 20% French oak, whereafter the best barrels are selected, blended and put back into barrels for another 6 months. Residual sugar: 2.4g/l. Bottled at 14.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: This wine offers white pepper spice and some lifted violet notes on the nose with a dark brooding undertone.

Palate: These flavours carry forward to a spicy palate, with some gamey notes at first.

Finish: A structured velvet aftertaste crafted by the Bordeaux varieties.

After reaching international and local success with Stellenrust, owners Tertius Boshoff and Kobie van der Westhuizen decided to take things back to their roots to create wines without boundaries. The old Bottelary cellar was reinstated and the birthplace of one of the first artisan wines created by a passion for old vineyards in the ArtiSons cellar. The Eight Pillars refer to the eight grape varieties used in the blend, four of which are believed to be the future of SA wine and four the foundation stones of the Stellenbosch wine industry paying homage to their past.


Stellenrust JJ Hand Made Eight Pillars 2019