This wine is a true impression of a vintage, packed with layers of fruit and intricate flavour nuances that makes you want to go back for more. The wine keeps you on the edge of your seat and surprises with a medley of aromas that includes strawberry, mulberry, fruit pastilles and violet and with a cool and earthy edge with hints of hazelnut and Turkish delight lingering on the palate.Winemaking Notes
Grapes were handpicked at optimal potential, followed by bunch and berry sorting. A four day cold soak encouraged maximum fruit and colour extraction. Destemmed berries were not crushed but rather left as 100% whole berries to showcase Pinot Noir’s elegance and purity of fruit. Inoculation followed by gentle punch downs twice a day. After alcoholic fermentation, it was pressed, settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation where it was kept until prior to bottling.
- Maturation: 10 months; 35% new French oak barrels
- Production: Only 328 bottles
Walker Bay is synonymous with outstanding Pinot Noir. Nudged by the Bot River lagoon with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards enjoy cool daytime temperatures that drop even more at night. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity, ushering the development of delicate fruit notes, fine tannin structure and a bright acidity. Maritime winds encourage healthy vines that need minimal intervention.
- Slope: south facing
- Soil: predominantly weathered shale & clay
- Clones: PN115
Elegant yet powerful, this wine invites both savoury and sweet dishes.
Cellaring potential: Five years from vintage | Serving temperature: 12 – 14℃
Springbok carpaccio with balsamic reduction | Aubergine lasagne | White chocolate truffles