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Nom Pinot noir 2016

– five barrels produced
by Jessica Saurwein

Grape origin:
Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp, South Africa. The soils parent material is granite with a good portion of clay; vineyards planted in 2008 and Pinot clone is 115.


Vintage 2018:
2016 offered generous and great quality fruit with more tannin compared to 2015
+elegance +flavour +mouth-feel


Descriptors of the nose:
orange rind / strawberry and red berries / lavender / touch of savour


Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
red cherry fruit, nutmeg spice / hints of fresh moist forest floor / “garrigue” / velvet gloves / 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 | red meat stews | North Indian curries | duck a l’orange


Alcohol: 13,5%

Is it “Nom-Nom”?

Scores

93/100 points by Oz Clarke
92/100 points by Sarah Jane Evans MW
90/100 points by Tina Gellie
90/100 points by Neal Martin
90/100 points by Tim Atkin
92/100 points by Greg Sherwood MW
90/100 points by Christian Eedes

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