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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Noir, 2020

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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Noir, 2020

Piekenierskloof has more Grenache planted than any other estate in the Cape - that's why so many of the young gun winemakers buy their Grenache here. We reckon going direct to the source delivers better value. From vines averaging 25 years... Read More

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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Noir, 2020

ColourRed

RegionPiekenierskloof

GrowerPiekenierskloof

Grape VarietyGrenache

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodePIK820

Our Rating

Full-bodied

Light > Full

Piekenierskloof

South Africa

For years I had been hearing about Piekenierskloof – not as a wine producer but as a source of grapes for numerous other winemakers, young and old.

I didn’t realise that Piekenierskloof wasn’t just a ward (the smallest geographical unit in the South African regional classification) but one large estate, formerly a...

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Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Piekenierskloof, Grenache Noir, 2020

Piekenierskloof has more Grenache planted than any other estate in the Cape - that's why so many of the young gun winemakers buy their Grenache here. We reckon going direct to the source delivers better value. From vines averaging 25 years old, but incorporating parcels going back to 1973; all into old, effectively neutral, oak. Now-2024

Excellent wines sourced and chosen by the founder/wine expert, Simon Taylor. We were one of Stone Vine & Sun's very first clients and always buy from them. First-class knowledge and service.

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SVS specialise in high-quality (but good value) wines in the £10-20 'sweet spot' price bracket. I've yet to find a dud from their selections. Very efficient service and delivery…

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Great selection of interesting and characterful wines well priced with knowledgeable and very good service.

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Best prices on a selection of very good wines, ranging from everyday drinkable to high end. Good website and very fast delivery. I keep returning.

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