Veritas Wine Awards 2013 - Silver
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. 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 ,
10 months in 300 litre barrels.
40 % New French Oak – Nevers , Allier ; Medium Toasted
60% 2nd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast