Other recent vintages:  2018   2015   2013  

This Pinot Noir is grown on the Graaff family farm high in the continental climate of the Witzenberg mountains on the Ceres Plateau. The farm is 960 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest altitude vineyards in South Africa. Luscious red cherry, blackberry and pine needle notes pair with a long and velvety finish.

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  • South Africa    Ceres Plateau
  • 100%
    Pinot Noir
     
  • Alcohol
      13.5%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Oak
      12 months in French oak
  • Production
      1,000 cases
  • Residual sugar
      2.2 g/l
  • Award
      4.5 stars, Platter’s Guide
  • Award
      88 points, Wine Spectator

Handpicked, hand-sorted fruit was de-stemmed and inoculated in a traditional upright wooden cask. To ensure soft ripe tannins, the fermenting red wine was transferred four times over the skin cap for one hour periods. After sufficient extraction a pneumatic press was used to press the skins.