The Seduction Pinot Noir has been custom made to entice a younger generation
of wine lovers to the welcoming bosom of Pinot Noir. Upfront fruit, supple lines and the
inherent length and grace of Pinot noir structure should entice both younger and older
lovers of wine.
Origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Soil Type Planted to Argillaceous Shale of the Bokkeveld Series
Aspect North West
Trellising System Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)
Age of Vines 9 – 11years
Vines per hectare 5500 – 7000
Clones 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777
Average Yield 2 – 5 tons/ha (13 – 33 hl/ha)
Production 2 040 cases of 6 x 750ml bottles
The Pinot Noir planted on our farm in the new ward of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, 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 grapes were harvested in three batches by hand enjoying cool early morning
temperatures. After overnight cold storage they were sorted, one batch was
partially destemmed and fermented with 50% whole cluster whilst the o ther two
batches were fully destemmed and gently crushed into red ferment tanks. Cold
maceration occurred for 3 days where after the grapes were fermented until dry.
The skins were then lightly pressed, and the wine racked into stainless steel tanks
for 9 months ageing and maturation. Final blending occurred one month prior to
bottling and the wine was allowed to develop further in bottle prior to release.
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The wine has an expressive dark fruit character, full of plum and black cherries. There is
a savory undertone that gives a complexity to the wine that is complementary to the
mineral backbone. Enjoy slightly chilled on a warm summer’s day or with earthy pasta
dishes of butternut and mushroom, roast duck or slow roasted pork.