THE DELANY COLLECTION Pinot Noir 2016
IN THE VINEYARD
Wine of Origin : Western Cape (Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and Stellenbosch)
Altitude : 200-350m
Soils : Clay loam with decomposed Bokkeveld shale (Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge) and decomposed granite (Stellenbosch)
Clones : 115 and 777
Trellising : Vertical Shoot Positioning
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were hand harvested at 22° and 23° B, hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed. Whole berry fermentation took place in open tanks, with punch downs twice daily. The wine was racked to 300 liter French oak barrels (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging of 9 months.
An expressive Pinot which shows hints of herbs and spice on the nose, with layers of bright cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate. Lovely fresh acidity, with a floral lift on the finish.
Platter’s SA Wine Guide : 4.5 stars
Tim Atkin MW : 92 points
Alc : 13% | TA : 5.0 g/l | RS : 1.9 g/l | pH : 3.62
Production : 3800 bottles
Botanica Wines on Protea Heights Farm
Devon Valley Road Stellenbosch South Africa 7600
Tel: +27 79 478 1515
Tasting hours: By appointment
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