LOTHIAN VINEYARDS Pinot Noir, Vineyard Selection 2018/19 Bottle 13.5%abv VGN
Red Still Wine | South Africa | Elgin | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Pinot Noir
The wine has a bold rich colour. This hints at a more substantial style of Pinot noir. On the nose Spicy Oak gives way to violets and forest floor. The entry is silky. The mid-palate weight of this wine is remarkable. There are, baked plums and morello cherries to be discovered. The youthfulness of this wine is revealed by the cocoa powder tannins that develop along with hints of dark chocolate and strawberry. The 2018 vintage Pinot Noir comes from a 3.25ha vineyard planted to two different clones. Hand harvested, destemmed, fermented in open fermenters for a period of ten days, utilising ambient yeasts and delestage to coax both flavour and colour from the fruit. The must was lightly pressed, racked off into French oak barrique (20% new) and malo-lactic fermentation occurs in barrique. The wine was barrel matured for a period of eleven months and lightly filtered prior to bottling to maintain the wines integrity and delicate Pinot flavour spectrum. Awards: Gilbert & Gaillard Gold 92 points, Decanter WAWA Silver, WineMag 93 points.