After fermentation the Pinotage Liberté B Vintners is aged in French Oak, 25% of which is new oak for 16 months.
The old vineyards are planted exclusively on decomposed granite soils, they are high-lying and in close proximity to the ocean. This combined with the philosophy of picking grapes when they are fresh and ripe, extracting flavours optimally, as well as using good judgement when integrating oak, is extremely important when crafting this special wine.
B Vintners is a joint venture between Bruwer Raats, owner and winemaker of Raats Family Wines and his cousin, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, who joined Bruwer as winemaker and viticulturist in 2009. B Vintners focus on creating a small collection of single vineyard, hand-crafted wines. Minimal intervention, with an organic attitude towards the winemaking results in wines that are textural and complex. All the vineyards are distinct, in high-lying areas, close to the ocean and planted on weathered soils with the aim of capturing the heritage and terroir in the bottle. Minimal intervention, with an organic attitude towards the winemaking results in wines that are textural and complex.