Nom Pinot noir 2017

– seven barrels produced
by Jessica Saurwein

Grape origin:
Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp – the soil is granite with a significant portion of clay.

Vintage 2018:
2017 was a dry vintage in the Cape, great grape quality with more aromatics than 2016
+depth of flavour +intensity +structure

Descriptors of the nose:
Orange rind, rose hip / cherry / plum / touch of savour

Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
red cherry fruit / hibiscus / nutmeg spice / hints of moist mushrooms / “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 and in general French cuisine | white meat | fish | red meat stews | North Indian mild curries | poultry and especially duck
Alcohol: 14,5%

Is it “Nom-Nom”?


91/100 points by Christian Eedes
92/100 points by Tim Atkin
91/100 points by Wine Enthusiast

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