Tesselaarsdal


https://tesselaarsdalwines.co.za/


"Now this is an interesting story. Two wines from Tesselaarsdal were introduced by Anthony Hamilton-Russell when I was conducting my Hemel-en-Aarde tasting. Before I knew anything about the background, I had already fathomed that these were a pair of beautifully crafted Pinot Noir with real character. The label was founded by Berene Sauls who had worked at Hamilton-Russell for 16 years and now works a few rows of vines located at La Vierge on the Babylon Estate, which was bequeathed to freed slaves by landowner Johannes Tesselaar in 1810. Berene herself is descended from one of those family of slaves, and together with Hamilton-Russell winemaker Emul Ross, began her own label."
Neal Martin for The Wine Advocate/Robertparker.com