Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2019

R150.00

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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.

 

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Tasting Notes

Preservation of fruit to retain the pure and delicate character of Pinot Noir was a focus for me with the 2019 harvest. Complex yet delicate fruit provides a full spectrum of cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry flavours with bright acidity and silky tannins. Light floral notes are complemented by a touch of oak, perfecting the wine with pleasant earthy almond character.

Awards

Pinot Noir 2018

SA Young Wine Show 2018 – National Winner

SA Young WIne Show 2018 – Regional Winner

 

Pinot Noir 2015

Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017 – 88 points

 

Pinot Noir 2013

John Platter Guide 2017 – 3.5 stars
John Platter Guide 2016 – 3.5 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 2019

Analysis

Alc. 14% R.S. 2.2g/l T.A. 5.4g/l pH 3.46

Vinification

Hand-picked and sorted, these grapes fermented under cool conditions in small open top stainless steel tanks, with minimal intervention.

Ageing

Pressed off early into 40% new and 60% 2nd fill 225L French Oak barrels, the wine was matured for 11 months before final blending and bottling.

Bottling Date

August 2019

Winemaker’s Note

“Preservation of fruit to retain the pure and delicate character of Pinot Noir was a focus for me with the 2019 harvest. Complex yet delicate fruit provides a full spectrum of cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry flavours with bright acidity and silky tannins. Light floral notes are complemented by a touch of oak, perfecting the wine with pleasant earthy almond character.”
Johnnie Calitz

Food Pairing & Recipes

The palate has fine grained tannins, making this wine a perfect partner for duck, goat’s milk cheese, salmon and line fish.

Recommended recipe:

Lamb croquettes with chilled pea puree

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