This Pinot Noir has upfront aromas of strawberries and raspberries, with subtle hints of flowers and spice. The palate is extremely fresh and fruity, with a very fine grained mid palate tannin.
100% Pinot Noir
Fresh and fruity, along with a very fine grained mid-palate tannin, allowing it to complement a variety of food types ranging from carpaccio and salads, to most heavy meat dishes.
In The Vineyard
This wine originates from beautiful cool climate grapes bought in from Elgin.
About The Harvest
Harvesting was done at 23 Balling.
In The Cellar
The fragile Pinot Noir berries were gently handled and fermented for thirteen days on the skins. The wine was then pressed and laid down to rest in French Oak barrels for twelve months. No racking occurred to limit oxidation. Finally the wine was racked into a tank. No fining occurred and a very coarse filtration was done, so as not to damage the fruit.
In 1992 the Schmitz family bought Hoopenburg wines, and went about establishing a quality driven boutique wine farm. With beautiful views from Table Mountain to Simonsberg, good soils and cool afternoon breezes the location is perfect for premium wine production. The Hoopenburg estate is unique in South Africa where 100% of the grapes are produced from low yielding bush vines. Nourished by pure underground water, the unique bush vines produce grapes of exceptional taste and flavour. The moderate climate of the area combined with the good soils helps to produce top quality grapes and wines across all three of the Hoopenburg ranges.