Sutherland Pinot Noir 2016

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South African Customers:
R180.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

International Customers:
$11.11 per bottle

  • EUR 9.50
  • GBP 8.39
  • USD 11.11
 

This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months and shows pure strawberry fruit aromas and lovely perfumed spice and earthy characters on the nose. The wine is wonderfully balanced with a long, refined finish.

Maturation

Will continue improving for 5 years.

Food Pairing

Pinot Noir is a great option for food pairings. It pairs well with lightly flavoured dishes like risotto, salmon and mild beef dishes.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Pinot Noir
Root stock 101 – 14
Soil type Tukulu / Glenrosa
Age of vines Planted 2006
Plant density 2058 vines/ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold with moveable foliage wires
Pruning Spur pruning
Yield 9 - 11.5 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Moderate summer days with very little rain, resulting in ideal growing conditions for grapes.
Picking date 29 January 2016 & 2 February 2016
Grape sugar 23.3 - 24.4 °B
Acidity 5.3 - 5.8 g/l
pH at harvest 3.3 - 3.5
Yeasts Natural occurring yeasts
Fermentation temp 28 °C
Method De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed, pumped into s/s tanks, punched down for 5 days, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Wood Maturation 9 months in barrel. 15 % new French oak, balance 3rd and 4th fill barrels.
Residual sugar 2.6 g/l
pH 3.57
Total acid 5.3 g/l
Alcohol 13.5%
Maturation Should peak around 2024

This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months and shows pure strawberry fruit aromas and lovely perfumed spice and earthy characters on the nose. The wine is wonderfully balanced with a long, refined finish.

All vintages:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2015