Kara Tara,

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir,
Western Cape,South Africa,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Kara-Tara Pinot Noir is a new joint-venture between Rudger van Wyk (2018 Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year) and José Conde of Stark-Condé Wines.

    The name Kara-Tara refers to a small town near Knysna, where winemaker Rudger van Wyk grew up. Translated from the traditional Khoisan, it means “deep dark shadows” and refers to the Karatara river that runs through the town.

    In The Cellar
    All grapes were hand-picked into small lug-boxes; half of the grapes were destemmed and given hand punch-downs and the other half in closed tanks done with pump-overs. About 20% of the wine was whole-bunch fermented. Barrel matured for 14 months in French oak, primarily 2nd, 3rd and 4th-fill and about 10% new oak.

    In The Vineyard
    The Overberg vineyards bring a classic strawberry fruit profile, while the vineyards in Elgin add structure. The Durbanville vineyards give an alluring perfume.
    An elegant, lightly-wooded style of Pinot Noir showing classic strawberry and red cherry notes coupled with a hint of spice. A firm, yet silky-smooth tannin-structure supports the lovely bright fruit characteristics of the wine.