Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Stellenbosch 1679 Old Vine Pinotage

2023 Gold Medal

Koelenhof Wynkelder

Koelenhof Wynkelder Stellenbosch 1679 Old Vine Pinotage
Pinotage () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2022 and older


SOIL: Predominantly Tukulu and Dresden soils on a base of shale. AGE OF VINES: 45 years. VINIFICATION: 7 days on skins in open fermenters at 25°C. BARREL AGING: 16 months in 300 liter French oak barrels. CLIMATE: Low rainfall, moderate ripening season with cool nights and warm, dry days during picking. GRAPES: Smaller berries, with excellent colour and flavour intensity, harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness. OPTIMUM DRINKING: This excellent 2020 vintage will peak from mid 2022 to 2027 when tertiary aromas will start to develop.

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