Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir 2013

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir 2013

The wine shows a bright red colour with an intense deep berry tint. Strong cherry, herbal aromas with chalky dry tannins on the palate. The wood adds a good, soft, clean complexity with the spicy fruit well integrated. The wine shows an elegant, silky length with a medium full structure.


variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.7 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested separately from 2 different blocks from Stellenbosch and a block from the Witzenberg region. The grapes were picked early in the morning at sugar levels
between 23 and 23.5ºB. Green harvest was done before picking to ensure that only the best quality fruit were harvested. The crop varied between 6 - 8 tons per hectare, and the
conditions leading up to the harvest ensured that only the soft, juicy, ripe tannins of the Pinot Noir grapes were highlighted in the wine.

in the cellar : Focus was given on the crushing of the grapes to ensure that generous tannins extracted from the skins. The grapes were left for three days cold maceration in the tanks. After
inoculation with selected yeasts, the juice was pumped over three times a day for colour and soft phenol extraction. After fermentation the wine went through malolactic fermentation
in stainless steel tank. The wine was aged for 14 months in 2 nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels to protect the natural Pinot Noir fruit.