An exploration of Pinot Noir


With this varietal recording vintage like no other, sip on Franschhoek's terroir with our Pinot Noir Rèserve.

In the years from 2015 to 2017 there was drought in the Western Cape, which affected the vineyards drastically, leading us to alter our vineyard care to make up for the adverse conditions. Some examples are watering in strategic growing phases and strict canopy management to maximise water expenditure and protect the fruit.

Cellar Master Takuan von Arnim and Winemaker Tim Hoek are proud to release a limited edition vertical case of the Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Rèserve. 

Haute Cabrière- Takuan von Arnim Cellar Master
Haute Cabrière wine cellar team

Pinot Noir Réserve vertical case

Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Reserve Case

This year is a highly respected red wine year, with dry and warm conditions resulting in rich colour and structure  of the wine. The Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Réserve 2015 shows intense dark fruit, cigar box and mocha notes. The tannin structure is full and round, with a long dry finish. The wine is drinking substantially well and can age for a further 3-5 years.


This year, in our opinion, was a perfect Pinot Noir year. The vintage started with a cool spring and then a long, dry summer. The Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Rèserve 2016 shows the classical characteristics of sour cherry and ripe red fruit. The wine has an incredible structure and a fresh, balanced acidity. The finish is juicy and encourages you to have another sip.


The Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Réserve 2017 was at the peak of a drought in Franschhoek and the vines adapted well to the stress. The tonne per hectare decreased as the vines tried to reduce the workload. This vintage is exceptionally delicate and refined. Don’t let the lighter colour fool you, it has great weight and well-integrated tannins. It will age well for another 5 years.


Haute Cabrière Acclaimed Wines Case

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Haute Cabrière Restaurant Franschhoek


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