2015 Benguela Cove Pinot Noir

Retail
R170.00
Member
R144.50
Case
R1,020.00
Case (Member)
R867.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2015
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
12.74%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

Cherry, boiled sweets and tobacco leaf aromas form the backbone of the 2015 vintage, whilst hints of spice and forest floor can be detected. The palate shows a suave elegance, neatly framed by polished tannins. Good balance and graceful poise are amply exhibited, with light layers of plum and dark chocolate following through on the finish.

Winemaking Notes

Grapes were handpicked and only individually selected bunches were harvested at maximum flavour intensity. After both bunch and berry sorting on arrival at the winery, the grapes underwent a four-day pre-fermentation cold soak allowing for maximum fruit and colour extraction. Juices were fermented using a combination of indigenous (30%) and commercial (70%) yeast strains. Micro fermentations using a combination of whole bunch, whole berries and crushed berries was done — this is typically what we’ll do as it gives us a full palate of components and aromas to work with. Alcoholic fermentation lasted approximately six days after which it was pressed, settled and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked from barrel once over the nine-month maturation period, as preserving the freshness and fruit was key for the style we’re looking to produce.

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