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Pinot Noir

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R 290

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Pinot noir

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

91 Points - Christian Eedes

Specifications:

12.6% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.0
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: up to 7 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of savoury richness and spice and a clean vibrant minerality. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.

Mushroom
Mushroom

Raspberry
Raspberry

Red Cherry
Red Cherry

Spice
Spice

Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.

Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 20 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil. The vineyards are located at the highest point on the Estate (85-120m) with South facing aspect to benefit from the cool, maritime breeze from False Bay. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 50% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.

2016 was one of the earliest vintages for Pinot Noir on the estate. Grapes handpicked and selected in the coolness of morning before partial de-stemming and crushing. Fermentation in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. Partial un-innoculated fermentation before pressing directly into French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation.

After racking, the wine was matured in 50% new Allier Hogsheads and 50% second fill Hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.

Food pairing

White and red meats, duck, Parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.

Charcuterie Game Birds Tuna Hard Cheese
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