Pinot Noir 100%
Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge WO
Christian Eedes Winemag:
“Strawberry, red cherry, a hint of musk and white pepper on the nose. Good fruit expression, moderate acidity and powdery tannins. Well balanced and immediately accessible.
The most inland of the three famed Hemel-en-Aarde wards, between Hermanus and Caledon. Proper Pinot Noir territory.
Pinot noir grapes were harvested in the first week of March. Grapes were cooled overnight and destemmed the following day into an open top fermenter. Natural fermentation kicked in after a few days of cold soak and then daily punch downs followed, with the focus on gentle extraction. After primary fermentation, the wine was left on the skins for approximately 2 weeks before pressing in a basket press and into french oak. The wine spent the next 10 months in oak and bottling took place mid February 2023.