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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2009


Product Notes

Tasting Notes
Intense yet translucent ruby-purple in colour. The nose has lifted scents of summer fruit, red cherry, strawberry, musky perfume and a distinct minerality. The palate is medium bodied with pure Pinot Noir fruit flavours of plum and red cherry supported by an ultra-fine, densely textured tannin structure which adds to the volume and vivacity of the wine.
Ageing Potential
Up to 10 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
Blend Information
100% Pinot Noir
Food Suggestions
White and red meats, Parma ham, grilled linefish, mushrooms and cheese
In The Vineyard
Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir, 115, 777 and BK5 with an average age of 18 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil. 40% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.
In The Cellar
Grapes hand picked and selected in the coolness of morning before partial crushing. Fermentation in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. Partial un-innoculated fermentation before pressing directly in French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation. After racking, the wine was matured in 70% new Alliers Hogsheads and 30% second fill Hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.

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