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Bein Private Cellar

As possibly the smallest commercial estate in the Cape, the vineyard comprises only 2,2 hectares, exclusively planted to Merlot vines. This small size allows for a caring and environmentally responsible viticulture, based on the latest knowledge and techniques, including Precision Viticulture.
Bein are certified by IPW SA (Integrated Production of Wine SA) for environmentally friendly and sustainable viti-viniculture from planting to bottling.
Bein Wine's vineyard is ideally suited for growing Merlot. It is situated on the cooler southern slopes of Stellenbosch's Polkadraai Hills, and is blessed with deep and highly weathered granite soils. The climate is Mediterranean with dry, sunny summers and sufficient rainfall in winter. And the proximity to the coast, with its beautiful panoramic view over False Bay, ensures refreshing breezes and sufficient air humidity. This is particularly important during the warm South African summer for a slow and even ripening of the fruit.

Bein Merlot 2018
The Bein Merlot is our flagship wine, a wine in classic Pomerol style, elegant and complex. It is the finest combination of the wines from our various batches as defined by multispectral imagery, reflecting such best the integrated terroir of our vineyard. This wine strives for perfect balance between primary fruit and sweet-spicy barrel flavours.

Serving suggestion: Serve at 18°C, open an hour before or decant. Best with a hearty meal such as roast venison or a juicy pasta dish. Also delicious with fine cheese and bread.

Little Merlot 2019
The Little Merlot is a wine that emphasizes the fruity side of this variety. It pleases with fresh berry flavours and a silky texture and offers early drinking pleasure, though it will mature well for three to four years after release.

Serving suggestion: Our Little Merlot is ideally served at 18°C and shows best as a companion to a meal. With its attractive red-berry flavours and juicy texture, it sits well on any table, from vegetarian to richly sauced beef.

Pink Merlot 2021
The Pink Merlot is our fun wine! It is a refreshingly fruity, albeit dry, rosé wine made from Merlot and a dash of Hanepoot (Muscat d’Alexandrie). This palate-friendly Rosé impresses with its bright colour, the delicate aromas of red berries and the lingering aftertaste.

Serving suggestion: This versatile Rosé is the perfect wine for any occasion, be it as apéritif or as companion to many dishes such as fish and shellfish, curries, salads and other summer dish. Or just enjoy it as the ideal sundowner, to match the always beautiful pink sunsets of South Africa! Serve chilled, ideally at 5-8°C. Enjoy young, best in its first few years

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