Crystallum Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2014

£28.99

 

TASTING NOTE

Elegant and refined with Indian spice, cinnamon and cassis on the nose. Dry and classic but youthful, the tannins are velvety and distinctive, combining in a rich, lasting mouthfeel. A steely backbone gives this wine great freshness. Will age well through the next eight to ten years.

The 2014 Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir is produced from fruit grown from a single vineyard - one of the highest in the Hemel-en-Aarde region. This region is characterised by a moderate climate which results in delayed ripening and a late harvest. The soils are clay and shale in composition, which allows optimum fruit development while naturally restricting vigour and keeping crop levels low.

Intermittent rain during the growing and ripening season produced many more weeds than usual and gave some risk of downy mildew, but expert vineyard management meant that fruit quality was unaffected. Though harvest was a week later than in 2013, fruit and yields were very good, with thick skins and compact bunches.

Cuvée Cinema 2013 was fermented using only native yeasts with a ratio of whole clusters (30%) to whole berries (70%) in a stainless steel tank. The total time in tank was 30 days. The wine was then transferred to barrel where it remained for 11 months before bottling. Minimal sulphates were used in the vinification of this wine.

14% abv

Crystallum Cuvee Cinema Pinot Noir 2014
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