Kershaw Wines G.P.S Series Pinot Noir 2018

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Kershaw Wines G.P.S Series Pinot Noir 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Kershaw Wines

Tasting notes - 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.

Kershaw Wines G.P.S Series Pinot Noir 2018

An elegant and stylish Pinot Noir with a captivating floral
aroma, succulent texture and pure fruit flavours of black
cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry.


Producer Note
Made in tiny quantities, Richard Kershaw MW's wines are always in high demand. Born
in Sheffield, Richard trained and worked as a chef before discovering wine. After
extensive travelling he settled in South Africa in 1999, and by 2009 he was Group
Winemaker at Mulderbosch and Kanu. He established Richard Kershaw Wines in 2012,
specialising in the cool-climate wines of Elgin. Being one of the few MW’s to make his
own wine, he uses his vast knowledge to craft stunning wines that are easily a match
for some of the world’s very best wines.


Vintage
Below-average winter rainfall resulted in drier soils and as a result the crop sizes were
smaller, as less ground water was available for the tap roots. Wet, cool and windy
weather during flowering meant less fruit was pollinated. However, the smaller berries
delivered high aromatic intensity and good colour for the reds. During the vegetative
period the days were warm, but without damaging heatwaves and the growing
season was cool, resulting in fruit with excellent balance.


Vineyard
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 area is also influenced by
the Antarctic Benguela current from the Atlantic Ocean, which brings cooling breezes,
resulting in cool average summer temperatures. The long hang time builds complex
characters with balancing acidity. The vines are French clone 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.


Winemaking
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
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.


Tasting Note
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.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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