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David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2011
Technical Analysis
: 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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