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Nom Pinot noir 2018

– seven barrels produced
by Jessica Saurwein

Grape origin:
Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp – The soil is shale origin with a significant portion of granite in the topsoil and clay throughout. Pinot noir clone 115 & 777.


Vintage 2018:
2018 was a dry vintage in the Cape, leading to tiny grapes and wines with a high grape to juice ratio, concentration and intensity are keywords +length +intensity of fruit and tannin +integrated acidity

Descriptors of the nose:

Orange rind, toasted cocoa bean, rose hip/ cherry/ savoury

Descriptors of the flavour & palate:

Black cherry fruit/ hibiscus/ “garrigue”/ umami / roasted chestnuts, velvety, firm tannins and balanced acidity

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 | French cuisine | white meat / fish | wed meat stews | North Indian mild curries | poultry and especially duck

Alcohol: 13,5%

Is it “Nom-Nom”?


Nom Pinot Noir 2015

92/100 points by Neal Martin

Nom Pinot Noir 2016

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

Nom Pinot Noir 2017

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

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