"Tesselaarsdal has a unique history. East India Company settler, Johannes Tesselaar,
left his land to his freed slaves to farm upon his death in 1810.
I named my wine Tesselaarsdal, honouring my history and continuing my family legacy."
- Berene Sauls
Tesselaarsdal is a new label belonging to longstanding Hamilton Russell Vineyards employee Berene Sauls. Her first wine was a Pinot Noir 2015 with grapes sourced in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and made by Emul Ross.
"Next South African Pinot noir icon."
- Greg Sherwood
"The wine is looking beautiful, even in the short time since we first tasted it it’s taken on a bit of weight and shows a lovely balance between power, freshness and spice. it’s a great effort ..."
- Damon Quinlan
"Aromatic and fine with lovely sweet red cherry fruit, white pepper and a hint of ginger on the nose. The palate is silky and fine with supple red cherry fruit. Such elegance, showing good structure and acidity. A brilliant debut vintage and it should age nicely, too."
- Jamie Goode
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