Kaapzicht Pinot Noir 2017
|BlendPercent||100% Pinot Noir|
It is only a small amount - 2.3 tons, which we fermented in a small open top tank. We punched down twice a day as we were careful not to over extract the wine. Bottelary with its low potential granite soils always give low yield with high intensity fruit. The result is a darker than normal Pinot Noir (even with us only wetting the cap twice a day) It is pressed off after 10 days and taken back to old barrels for 15 months.
|Harvest||We picked the grapes at 24 Balling - nice dark ripe fruit.|
|Vineyard||Vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 4-6 tons per hectare.|
- Range: Kaapzicht