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The Affair Pinot Noir Case

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R960.00

Delectable Details

Tasting Notes

The Affair Pinot Noir is a refined style of Pinot Noir showcasing the love affair between the soft, feminine side of Pinot, being the floral notes, hints of spice and silkiness; and the masculine linear strength of the tannins, hints of oak and brooding dark forest floor aromas.

Climate

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 Cellar

After overnight cold storage they were sorted, destemmed and gently crushed into red ferment tanks. Cold maceration occurred for an average of 3 days after which the cooling was turned off and the juice was inoculated with a Burgundian yeast strain. The wine was then fermented under controlled temperatures until dry. 

The Harvest

The grapes were harvested in 3 batches by hand enjoying cool early morning temperatures.
Average Yield: 5 -7 tons/ha
Production: 2185 cases of 6 x 750ml bottles

The Vineyard

Origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge


Soil Type: Planted to Shale of the Bokkeveld

Series
Aspect: North West


Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)


Age of Vines: 8 – 10 years


Vines per hectare: 5,400 – 6,750

Food Pairing

Enjoy this wine with tapas snacks, cheese and light meals with friends and good times. To show her true delicate nature, served slightly chilled.