- 4 Star Platter
- International Wine Challenge 2012 – Bronze Medal
- Wine Spectator 2012 - 89pts
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.
The wine shows wonderful, youthful drinkability with the potential to age well for 3 - 5 years.
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.
20 % New French Oak – Nevers , Allier ; Medium Toasted
80% 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast