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Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir 2016

Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir 2016
Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir 2016
Clear, bright garnet in colour with plush aromas of red cherries, strawberries, some fine herbal notes and a hint of tobacco on the nose. Fruit forward, generous red cherries and a touch of meatiness follows on the palate. This wine reveals a complex and
Technical Analysis
alc 14.19
rs 3.0
pH 3.28
ta 6.5
Description
Accolades Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir
SAWi Platinum Award achieving a score of 95+
BlendPercent 100% Pinot Noir
Cellar

The grapes were destemmed to respective fermenters and enjoyed a whole berry pre-ferment maceration for four days. The must was inoculated with Anchor Yeast strain WE372 and fermented in both open fermenters with punch downs and closed steel tanks with regular pump overs for a period of 18 days until dry.  The wine was then gently pressed to 225 lit French oak barriques of which 22% were new wood and allowed 10 months maturation in oak. Malolactic inoculated and complete before winter remaining on the fine lees for the duration of the barrel maturation.

 

Harvest

The grapes were destemmed to respective fermenters and enjoyed a whole berry pre-ferment maceration for four days.

Variety Pinot Noir
Vineyard

This is a cool area, situated 12-20 km from the sea, with mean February (ripening stage) temperatures of 19-20oC. Soils are predominantly ferruginous (iron rich) gravel on highly weathered, soft Bokkeveld Group shale, situated at 200 - 300 m altitude and surrounded by Table Mountain sandstone mountains at heights of about 500 - 1000m, sheltering the area from the often extremely strong south-easterly winds in summer.
Our vineyards planed with 3 different clones comprising - 60% Clone PN115; 32% Clone PN777; 8% Clone PN113

Winemaker Marinda Kruger-Claassen
Style
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Pack
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
R234.00
R234.00 per bottle
Ex Tax: R234.00
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