"Oh, wow. Smells like a rose garden the morning after a hard rain storm. Bruised petals on stone paths. Dry; rose-petal fragrant in the mouth; ans edgy, fine bitterness. Rose-petal silk ans earth-textured tannins. Menthol-cool finish. For an entry-level Pinot, this is seriously good. Everything in place. Finesse, fruit and immediate pleasure, but not remotely facile." / Tamlyn Currin @ Jancis Robinson /
Vineyard: Grown on rare limestone soil with heavy topsoil on loam and clay. The vines are 17 to 41 years old.
Vinification: The grapes were hand harvested and destammed. Before pressing, the grapes were macerated for 14 to 21 days to extract all the flavours and aromas from the grape-skins into the juice. The juice was fermented in big and small oak-barrels. Afterwards let on lees for almost 12 months after fermentation again in oak-barrels to gain even more flavour and complexity.
Tasting notes: Pleasant, clear ruby red with dark reflections. On the nose scent of wild berries, tobacco, spices and forest floor. On the palate juicy, elegant with good length and structure.
Drinking temperature: 15 - 17 Celsius
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Res. sugar: 0.8 g/l
Acidity: 5,8 g/l