David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 13.82 %vol
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.72 g/l
SO2 - 85 mg/l
Free SO2 - 25 mg/l
Appellation - Western Cape


Type - Red
Style - Dry


Veritas Wine Awards 2013 - Silver

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. Coastal Region (Stellenbosch / Tulbagh)
Soil Type: Various from sandy gravel to shale

About The Harvest

Harvest Date: February and Mid-March 2012

In The Cellar

Sourced from 3 vineyards, one within 5 km of the Indian Ocean, one in Stellenbosch and one high in the Tulbagh mountains, the bunches were hand sorted and de-stemmed. Fermentation in 3000 litre tanks. 2 pump-overs per day. 2 weeks maceration on skins. Maturation period ,

Wood Elevation
10 months in 300 litre barrels.
40 % New French Oak – Nevers , Allier ; Medium Toasted
60% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast

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