David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
RS - 2.3 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
SO2 - 85 mg/l
Free SO2 - 25 mg/l
Appellation - Western Cape


Type - Red
Style - Dry


- 4 Star Platter
- International Wine Challenge 2012 – Bronze Medal
- Wine Spectator 2012 - 89pts

Tasting Notes

A fresh, modern, New World style with a nod to the complexity of Burgundy. This Pinot Noir shows ripe, fresh raspberry, strawberry and vanilla notes on the nose. The palate has a touch of minerality and earthiness layered below the fresh, clean fruit.

Ageing Potential

The wine shows wonderful, youthful drinkability with the potential to age well for 3 - 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

In The Vineyard

Appellation: W.O. Western Cape (Stellenbosch/Walker Bay) - Sourced from two vineyards, both within 5 km of the Indian Ocean but 100km apart
Soil Type: Various from sandy gravel to shale

About The Harvest

February and Mid-March 2011

In The Cellar

The bunches were hand sorted and de-stemmed. Fermentation in 3000 litre tanks. Two pump-overs per day. Two weeks maceration on skins. Maturation period, 10 months in 300 litre barrels.

Wood Elevation:
20 % New French Oak – Nevers , Allier ; Medium Toasted
80% 2nd  and 3rd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast

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