Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2013



Finely oaked, with aromas and flavours of raspberry, cherry and plum, with 
hints of game, develop to a deeper more complex, earthy, mushroom character 
with bottle age. The Pinot flavoured ripe sweetness is held together by fair 
tannins and perfect balance

Our low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of under 30 hl/ha and our philosophy of expressing our terroir in our wines - give ride to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richeness and generosity of our Pinot noir.

Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft an "sweet" and it generally shows hints of that alluring savoury "primal" character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.


Hamilton Russell Vineyards - the most southerly wine estate in Africa - is 
located in the cool, maritime Walker Bay wine region near the old fishing 
village of Hermanus. Founder Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the 
undeveloped 170 hectare farm in 1975; his son Anthony took over in 1991.The 
estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot Noir and 
Chardonnay which are widely regarded as among the best in the New World.
Extensive soil research in 1994 identified 52 hectares of stony, clay-rich, shalederived soil as optimal for the individual, origin expressive style they aim for 
and all plantings have now been limited to this soil type.
Picked by hand into small open fermenters, followed by a cold maceration 
before fermentation. The wine then spends 9 months in small French oak 
barrels. The wine was made using 1/3 indigenous vineyard yeasts and only 
received a light filtration prior to bottling.

13.94% ABV

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2013
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