Meerlust Pinot Noir 2013

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 13.3 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 2.79 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Off Dry


Tasting Notes

Intense, vivid translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.

Ageing Potential

Up to 2018, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

Food Suggestions

Ideally served at 16°-18°C. White and red meats, Parma ham, grilled line fish, Tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.

In The Vineyard

Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 18 years. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.

About The Harvest

The grapes are handpicked and selected in the coolness of morning.

In The Cellar

Fermentation is done in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. The wine was matured in 52% new Allier Hogsheads and 48% second fill Hogsheads for 12 months before bottling.

Additional Information

The 2013 Pinot Noir shows pronounced lifted perfume on the nose with red berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms with hints of savoury richness and spice and a clean vibrant minerality.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2016 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2015 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2013 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2012 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2011 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2010 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2009 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2008 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2007 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2006 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2004 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2001 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2000 Giorgio dalla Cia Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir Reserve 1999 Giorgio dalla Cia Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 1999 Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 1997 Giorgio Dalla Cia Pinot Noir

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