Red berry fruit, strawberries, red and black cherries, plums, exotic spices. Red berries, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated, velvety tannin, crisp acidity, medium-bodied. This wine has depth and intensity beyond the initial fruit and is poised and age-worthy. Drink: 2023 – 2038

  • South Africa    Walker Bay
  • 100%
    Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol
  • Award
      92 pts Neal Martin
  • Award
      94 pts Platter’s South African Wine Guide
  • Award
      Tim Atkins 94 pts

Origin: Place of the Gods Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay, Hermanus

This dryland vineyard is situated just 12 km from the sea and lies at 300 m above sea-level. The soils are granite origin with a significant portion of clay in the subsoil. Pinot noir clones are 115 and 667. The vineyard was planted in 2006.

Vintage 2022: It was a late vintage, with great ripening conditions and very healthy fruit. The wine was picked in two batches from two vineyard sites just 100 meters from each other. The resultant wine from these two sites is energetic, concentrated and has a great fresh acidity and beautiful ageing potential.

Winemaking: Grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, grapes are cold-soaked, fermentation is spontaneous, post-fermentation maceration is complete when the tannins are optimal, and the wine matured for 10 months in 228 liter French oak barrels (new and older).