Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2018

R150.00

R150.00 | Club R127.50

 

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

Well known for exceptional Pinot Noir, the 2016 Glen Carlou vintage is one to remember.

 

Delicate raspberry and fresh red cherry flavours are complemented by a touch of oak, rounding off the medium bodied mouthfeel. With a pleasant almond character and bright natural acidity the fine tannins support a lingering aftertaste.

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 2018

Analysis

Alc: 13.5% | RS: 2.6 g/l | TA: 5.2g/l | pH: 3.53

Fermentation

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

Mar 2019

Winemaker’s Note

“Low cropping vineyard blocks yield small bunches, which enable us to produce an expressive elegant style of Pinot Noir.

Delicate raspberry and fresh red cherry flavours are complemented by a touch of oak, rounding off the medium bodied mouthfeel. With a pleasant almond character and bright natural acidity the fine tannins support a lingering aftertaste”. – 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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