THE DELANY COLLECTION Pinot Noir 2016

April 19th, 2020

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.

 

 

TASTING NOTES
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.

 

 

ACCOLADES
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

Vegan friendly
Production : 3800 bottles

 

 

Botanica Wines on Protea Heights Farm

Devon Valley Road Stellenbosch South Africa 7600

Tel: +27 79 478 1515
Email: ginny@botanicawines.com

Tasting hours:  By appointment

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