2016 Graham Beck Yin & Yang Artisan Collection

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Robertson (Appellation)
Winery Graham Beck
Year 2016
Grape Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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YIN YANG - Opposites attract in Graham Beck's captivating new duo

After the release of the Extended Lees Aging from the Artisan series (also available at Grandcruwijnen), the Yin & Yang made its debut in the exclusive Artisan Collection series. The Artisan series is the creative playground for the skilled Graham Beck Cap Classique team to create terroir driven wines, giving them a unique opportunity to create something rare and memorable from a specific vintage.

At the beginning of May 2016, cellar master Pieter Ferreira and winemaker Pierre de Klerk started their final classification tasting of the basic wines of the year. Pierre created an amazing final blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, with a delicate blush color. Both vintners were delighted with this particular blend. Pieter suggested we also look at a mirror image of the blend by using the same components, but with Chardonnay in the lead. They tasted the two blends in black glasses (the ultimate test for any taster, forcing the taster to focus on the intrinsic value, without being influenced by the appearance). The results? They loved both blends, which gave rise to the creation of Yin & Yang.

The Graham Beck by Yin-Yang Cap Classiques beautifully emphasizes the harmonious balance of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Yin exhibits an inner earthly energy, contributing to complexity and structure, while Yang exhibits an outer celestial energy, characterized by supreme elegance and finesse.

GRAHAM BECK CUVÉE YIN - Pinot Noir 60% Chardonnay 40%
GRAHAM BECK CUVÉE YANG - Chardonnay 60% Pinot Noir 40%

With its charming salmon pink hue and vibrant redcurrant and blackcurrant aromas, Yin exudes notes of warm, savory allspice and has great length on the palate. Yang delights with hues of sun-kissed apricot and rich, ripe citrus aromas, while the palate has a lively entry, along with delectable nuances of juicy yellow fruit and lemon zest.

The Yin Yang Artisan contains 2 bottles of 0.75 liters in a beautiful original gift box. Very limited availability, there are only 2000 sets worldwide. Yin & Yang can only be purchased as a pair.

In the tab: Appendix you will find the fact sheet of this wine. We will send you this automatically when you order the wine.

Vineyard for 2016 Graham Beck Yin & Yang Artisan Collection

Graham Beck winery is located in Robertson, South Africa, in the Western Cape province about 175km from Cape Town. In 1983, Graham Beck bought a farm in Robertson with only one goal in mind: to start a top wine house. And it worked! In the meantime, there has been considerable expansion and Graham Beck Wines has 4 wineries in Franschhoek, Robertson and Stellenbosch with a total of almost 400 hectares of vineyards.

Because this winery has access to different areas, it is possible to plant the perfect grape in the right area based on the correct micro-climate & soil combination. As a result, winery Graham Beck creates the perfect conditions for itself, which ensures harvests that can be called fantastic.

This winery works with an eye for detail and you can taste that in the wines. Graham Beck winery is very successful and is now known for its great sparkling wines that are champagne-like but at a much better price.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Robertson (Appellation)
Winery Graham Beck
Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 12
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling Yes
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fresh, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch, Summer party
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