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Deconstructed Kogelberg Sandstone pn115

silky smooth with notes of dark chocolate, cherry flesh, and forest floor

100% Pinot Noir made from the French clone PN115.

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Harvested from the western part of Elgin, the PN115 tends to have smaller berries and compact clusters resulting in wines that have aromatic integrity yet are dense with complex juicy black fruit. A firmer tannic structure make these wines seem more ‘masculine’ with flavours of black cherry, cassis, leather, tobacco and earth. It is grown in Table Mountain Sandstone, a mix of sand and pebbles that give delicacy and lifted fruity flavours.

A youthful nose is filled with bright Bing cherry, sweet spice and pine needles. The palate entry is elegant and delicately framed with pliant tannins and underpinned by vivacious acidity. The mid-palate has a sheen and feels silky smooth with notes of dark chocolate, cherry flesh, forest floor and freshly tilled soil. Linear in shape, the wine is dextrous and has an extended finish.

The wine rested in barrel for 11 months.

A small number of artisanal coopers originating in Burgundy were preferred. Only French oak 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: 13.88% | pH: 3.71 | RS: 1.6 g/l


per 750ml


Platter's Wine Guide 2022


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Tim atkin


This is racy and refined, with rose petal and peony aromas, granular tannins and a tangy core of redcurrant, hibiscus and wild strawberry. 2023-30.

-Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2022


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