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Nom Pinot noir 2015

– three barrels produced
by Jessica Saurwein

Grape origin:
Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp – The soils parent material is granite with a good portion of clay.


Vintage 2018:
2015 is the dream-come-true vintage in SA +elegance +flavour +mouth-feel


Descriptors of the nose:
Hazelnuts / grapefruit / speculaas / orange rind / strawberry and blueberry / lavender


Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
red cherry fruit / nutmeg spice / hints of fresh moist forest floor / “garrigue” / velvet gloves / dark chocolate-dipped orange peel /silky fine / firm tannins


The story:
Nom stands for nombulelo (gratitude in “Xhosa”) and Nomkhubulwane (a forgotten African goddess of agriculture). Situated at 700m altitude, the vineyard is a place where gratitude is instilled and tales appear.


If you like – Ideal Cuisine:
Baked goats cheese crotin | white meat fish | wed meat stews | North Indian curries | duck a l’orange


Alcohol: 13,5%

Is it “Nom-Nom”?

Scores

92/100 points by Neal Martin

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