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Richard Kershaw Wines G.P.S Series Pinot Noir 2018

£276.30
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6 bottle(s) at £46.05 per bottle.
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Richard Kershaw Wines G.P.S Series Pinot Noir 2018

  • Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
  • Country South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape Hemel en Aarde Valley
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Body Value: B (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 2.8
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Richard Kershaw MW
  • Closure Diam
  • An elegant and stylish Pinot Noir, with a captivating floral aroma and succulent texture. It offers pure fruit flavours of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal, and raspberry. The captivating floral notes are underscored by purity, focus, and freshness. The succulent texture and notes of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal, and raspberry are framed by fine powdery tannins.

The destemmed grapes were transferred to small open-topped fermenters, where a three-day maceration took place, followed by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts. Skin contact lasted for 10 to 12 days before the wine was racked by gravity to the barrel to undergo malolactic conversion. Maturation in French oak lasted for 10 to 11 months; each clone and soil type was micro vinified as two separate batches, each carefully monitored to ascertain which coopers worked best and how many new and seasoned barrels were used. The average comprised 16.3% new oak, 64.6% was aged in 228-litre barriques, and 35.4% in 500-litre casks.

Captivating floral notes are underscored by purity, focus and freshness. The succulent texture and notes of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry are framed by fine powdery tannins.

More Information
CountrySouth Africa
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The G.P.S. (Grape Positioning System) series is made from exciting small parcels of fruit selected from carefully chosen vineyards outside the Elgin Valley. This Pinot Noir comes from two small parcels grown in a protected lee of the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, a cool climate area renowned for Pinot Noir. Bordered by the Babylonstoren Mountains to the north and the Kleinrivier Mountains to the south, clouds are trapped by the surrounding mountains, retaining cool air and moisture into the valley. The Antarctic Benguela current from the Atlantic Ocean also influences the area, which brings cooling breezes, resulting in cool average summer temperatures. The long hang time builds complex characters with balancing acidity. The vines are French clones PN777 & PN115, which are trellised with an open canopy to maximise sunlight and aid air circulation. The Bokkeveld Shale soils provide excellent drainage and encourage the vines to grow deep, strong root systems. The grapes are hand-picked and manually sorted.

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