2017 Pinot Noir, Spioenkop

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£32.99

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-92
  • JR-82.5

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Hand-picked grapes in small 18 kg boxes, one night in the cool store (3°C) and than destemmed – 20% whole bunch. Six days cold soak in our red fermenter, followed by spontaneous wild yeast fermentation. After fermentation, the grape-skins were slowly pressed in a stainless steel
basket press (JLB 5). Nature malolactic fermentation in 500L barrels.
Barrel ageing with two rackings, for 10 months – no fining, no sulpher and no filtering. 10 months on his nature fine lees (30% new wood).

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Cape South Coast

Vintage

2017

Brand

Spioenkop

Cultivar

Pinot Noir

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.50

Duty Status

In Bond

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 92

While Koen Roose s Chenin Blancs and Pinotages might be more famous among consumers, his execution with this top Elgin Pinot Noir really impresses making this wine a particular success for the vintage. The nose shows lovely wafts of bright tart crunchy red and blue berry fruits with aromatic hints of sweet rose petals, orange rind, savoury bresaola and warming exotic Christmas spices. The palate is electric and vibrant with a beautiful acid tension that resonates across the palate from the first sip. Medium bodied, crunchy and focused with satin tannins, the finish is super charged with yet more mouth-watering tart red cherry rock candy and blue berry nuances on the concentrated finish. This is a thrilling wine that will most certainly appeal to lovers of Burgundy s Cotes de Nuits reds but Morey St Denis in particular. Drink this now and over the next 5 to 8 years. – Greg Sherwood MW. [01/01/2023]

JancisRobinson.com 82.5

[01/01/2023]