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La Vierge Noir Vertical Case

  • Exquisite Craftsmanship: Enjoy the complex flavors and refined balance that La Vierge Noir is renowned for.
  • Highly Rated: Each vintage has been awarded 4 stars by Platter’s Wine Guide, ensuring top-quality wine in every bottle.
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R1,320.00

Delectable Details

Tasting Notes

Whether a mystical pagan goddess of feminine power such as Isis, or the popular Catholic of the Virgin Mary with a darker complexion as reflected in artwork around the world, the Black Madonna or Black Virgin is an apt name for our Pinot Noir. This wine shows cool climate poise and elegance with an earthy and bright fruit character.This vintage expresses the typical earthy and savoury aroma of this fine Burgundy variety and is backed by a red fruit character.

Climate

The Pinot Noir planted on our farm in the new ward of Hemel-en-AardeRidge, 10km in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate being “temperate” in style, where the southerly maritime winds blow through the appellations during the summer. These winds in turn bring regular sea mists and overcast conditions to the areas and with it more even temperatures. The average temperature is 19°C and rainfall, approximately, 750mm per year.

The Cellar

After overnight cold storage they were sorted, destemmed and gently crushed into red ferment tanks. A 35% portion was fermented whole bunch in the tank. Cold maceration occurred for 7 days.  The wine was then fermented under controlled temperatures until dry.  The skins were then lightly pressed and the wine racked into a selection of French Oak Barriques (30% new barrels) for 9 months ageing and maturation. 

The Harvest

The grapes were harvested in eight batches by hand enjoying cool early morning temperatures.2 – 5 tons/ha (13 –  33 hl/ha)

The Vineyard

Soil Type: Planted to Argillaceous Shale of the Bokkeveld Series

Aspect: North West

Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)

Age of Vines: 3 – 7 years

Vines per Hectare: 5500 – 7000 Average

Food Pairing

Enjoy this wine with mushroom risotto, roast game, cream-based pasta and hard cheese platters.