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South Africa


Hemel en Aarde Valey

Grape Variety:

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir, Ridge, Hemel en Aarde, 2019

6x75cl £150.00

10 cases Equiv. £25.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

The highest site in the range at 330m in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, the Ridge Pinot benefits from a cool south easterly wind. Its easterly exposition means a longer hang time and this, combined with similar Bokkeveld shale and clay soils as Vrede, means that stylistically it sits in between Vrede and Ignis. Always a bit darker in colour and profile, exhibiting an array of graphite, lead pencils and ferric notes. A prevailing south easterly wind cools the site. 7k plants per hectare (vs 4.5k for the other two) means a higher density planting and in 2019 they managed 500g per vine and 27hl in total. There’s an extra edge to the 2019 that it didn’t have in the last two years - layered and complex, higher acidity and lower pH. Superb.

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