Deconstructed kogelberg sandstone pn777
rich, silky and supple textured with freshness
100% Pinot Noir made from the French clone PN777.
The Kogelberg Sandstone shows penetrating, yet appealing floral tones (rose and maraschino cherry) accentuated by purity of fruit and depth of flavour. The mid-palate is rich, silky and supple textured with freshness, delicacy and an integrated acidity. The body is typically sprightly and the frame fine with powdery tannins. Flavours include raspberry pulp, red cherry clafoutis, pine nut, dark chocolate and boysenberry.
The wine rested in barrel for 11 months.
A small number of artisanal coopers originating in Burgundy were preferred. Only French oak wood was selected and 228 litres a pièce used (barriques are 225 litres). For the Deconstructed Pinot we used around 33% new oak with the remainder split equally into 2nd and 3rd fill a pièce.
Alcohol: 14% | pH: 3.40 | RS: 4 g/l
Mid ruby. Interesting mushroomy notes on the nose. Firm and confident. This is a Côte de Nuits style! Good attack without being heavy. Really pretty exciting. This is quite a triumph, to make a Pinot as emphatic as this without overdoing the sweetness or the oak. And it’s so juicily attractive! Perfect balance. Neat finish. 2021-2028.
-Jancis Robinson MW
The 2019 Pinot Noir Deconstructed Kogelberg Sandstone PN777 has a drop-dead gorgeous bouquet straight out of Burgundy, featuring pure brambly red fruit, sous-bois and light truffly scents that emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth, with lithe tannins, perfect acidity and just the right amount of piquancy toward the finish. Wonderful.
- Neal Martin, Vinous 2021
New to the impressive range of Pinot Noirs from Richard Kershaw, this is made with fruit from the Lothian estate. Graceful, balanced and light, with sappy red fruit focus, floral top notes, perfumed 33% new wood, fresh acidity and a savoury finish. 2023-27.
-Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2021