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Koelenhof 1679 Single Vineyard Old Vines Pinotage 2021

Koelenhof 1679 Single Vineyard Old Vines Pinotage 2021


The wine boasts a bouquet of fresh cherries, red fruit and hints of spice, with an appealing mocha on the finish. Full-bodied, ruby red colour, aromas of fresh cherries and hints of spice accompanied by red fruit and mocha on the palate. Sold in a gift box, this wine is a perfect companion for a special occasion.


SKU: KOE-003
Alcohol Volume: 15.22 %
Sugar G/L: 3.9 g/l
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Pinotage
Food Pairing: Cheese, Meat, Poultry

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In the cellar

Phenolic ripe grapes were harvested and fermented for 7 days in open fermenters on the skins. After fermentation transferred to French oak barrels, where it finished its primary fermentation. Secondary fermentation and ageing for 16 months in 300-litre French oak barrels. Bottled in December 2021 and released in February 2022.

In the vineyard

This 2020 vintage Old Vine Pinotage was made with carefully selected grapes from a 45-year-old Single Vineyard Raised Bush Vine block, from the farm Skoonheid, Stellenbosch. The vines, with rootstock Richter 99, were planted in 1975 by Bennie van der Westhuizen. The soil type, which is derived mainly from granite, is reddish to yellow in colour, with mid-drainage Coffee Rock on a base of shale and deep Glencoe clay; mainly Tukulu and Dresden soil types


This excellent 2020 vintage will peak from mid-2022 to 2027 when tertiary aromas will start to develop.


40% Pinotage, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Shiraz, and 8% Merlot.

Food Pairing

Game, beef and lamb dishes. Compliments infused with spiced red cherry dessert dishes, Vanilla and cinnamon gelato enhance the red fruit and mocha. Also, enjoy various cheese and preserve platters.

Awards and Recognition

2023 Absa Top 10 Pinotage

About the Wine Estate

Koelenhof Wine Cellar is situated among vineyard-covered slopes, 14 kilometres outside the beautiful town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape region of South Africa. As far as Stellenbosch wine farms go, visitors can expect to find a wide range of products and services at their winery. Koelenhof Wine Cellar emerged from humble beginnings as a bulk wine producer. The grower-owned winery was established in 1941, with the De Vries family at the helm. Members of the family continue to play an integral role at the winery, supported by a dedicated team of staff and loyal partners. Today, Koelenhof presses 16,000 tons of grapes every year – the fruit of the labour and commitment of 70 local shareholders.

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