The grapes were hand harvested with bunch selection taking
place in the vineyards. Berry sorting on arrival at the cellar
ensured that only quality grapes were crushed and left to cold
soak on the skins for five days. Fermentation took place in old
open top Barriques. From here the wine was transferred to
selected French oak barrels in which malolactic fermentation
was completed. Barrel maturation took place over 12 months .
Crimson red in colour
On the nose: Soft chocolate and raspberry on the nose with
a hint of deep red roses.
Palate: An intricately structured wine with a dense fruit
core, ripe black cherry, subtle spice and subtle marshmallow
characteristics on the palate, with complex, balanced tannins
and a smooth lingering finish.
These Pinot Noir grapes are from the Ceres area, where the
vineyards are planted on the southern slopes at a high altitude
(960m above sea level) in the Witzenberg Valley, surrounded
by mountains, resulting in cool, dry summers and wet winters,
and sometimes even snow.
The soils are well-drained shale soils, yet with good water
Drinking well already, yet promises greater
integration and intrigue for up to 10 years from vintage.
100% Pinot Noir
|Residual Sugar||3.0 g/l|