Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2013

R145.00

R145.00 | Club R123.25

 

Our Pinot Noir has a smooth silky texture, followed by mild tannins that deliver structure and complexity. This is a generously fruit-driven wine with a great balance of harmony of acid and fruit.

 

Pinot Noir’s reputation as an ephemeral variety is under review. A combination of experience, technology and climate change has brought less winemaker’s heartbreak with this fastidious, thin-skinned variety. But when you get it right, many regard it as the most rewarding, yet haunting, red wine.

Tasting Notes

The nose has earthy tones with mild black cherry aromas combined with hints of strawberries. On the palate, our Pinot Noir has a smooth silky texture, followed by mild tannins that deliver structure and complexity.

Awards

Pinot Noir 2013

 

John Platter Guide 2017: 3 ½ stars
John Platter Guide 2016: 3 ½ stars

 

Pinot Noir 2012

 

John Platter Guide 2015: 3 stars
John Platter Guide 2014: 3 stars

Additional Information

Varieties

Pinot Noir 100%

Harvest Date

February 2013

Analysis

Alc: 14% | RS: 2.1 | TA: 5.3g/l | pH: 3.53

Fermentation

Aged in French 225L and 400L barrels for 11 months 20% New 30% second fill and 50% third Fill barrels

Ageing

15 months: 30% third fill French oak (225 litre) and 70% 6000 litre French oak vats

Bottling Date

April 2015

Winemaker’s Note

The wine has a subtle red violet hue that is bright and clean. This is a generously fruit-driven wine with a great balance of harmony of acid and fruit.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Delicious with seared tuna, crispy pork belly or a crispy duck salad.

 

Recommended recipe:

 

Lamb croquettes with chilled pea puree

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