David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 14.88 %vol
pH - .
RS - 3.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.85 g/l
SO2 - 68 mg/l
Free SO2 - 20 mg/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Accolades

Pinot Noir 2017
-NWC National Wine Challenge - Top 100 SA Wines - Double Gold

Pinot Noir 2015
-Platter Guide 2015:  4 Star Platter
-88 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

Pinot Noir 2013
-Platter Guide 2015:  4 Star Platter
-89 points:  eRobert Parker
-Gold:  Vitis Vinifera

Pinot Noir 2012
-Platter Guide 2014:  4 Star Platter

Pinot Noir 2011
-Platter Guide 2013:  4 Star Platter
-International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze Medal


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
Soil Type: Bokkeveld shale and Hutton

In The Cellar

Sourced from vineyards 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.

20 % New French Oak

40% each 2nd and 3rd Fill French Oak – Medium Toast



Other Vintages

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David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2020 David Finlayson Pinot Noir
David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2019 David Finlayson Pinot Noir
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David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2012 David Finlayson Pinot Noir
David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2011 David Finlayson Pinot Noir
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