Place of the Gods Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay, Hermanus.
This dryland vineyard is situated just 12 km from the sea and lies at 300 m above sea-level. The soils are granite origin with a significant portion of clay. Pinot noir clones are 115 and 667.
The vineyard was planted in 2006.
2019 was another dry vintage in the Cape, leading to tiny grapes and wines with a high grape to juice ratio
+intensity +energetic +fresh acidity +concentration
Grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, grapes are cold-soaked, fermentation is spontaneous, post-fermentation maceration is complete when the tannins are optimal, minimum of 10 months in 228 liter French oak barrels (new and older)
Descriptors of the nose:
Red forest berry and bramble berry fruit, red cherries, rose perfume, fragrant sumac and cumin spice
Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
Red forest fruit, beetroot earthiness, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated tannin and crisp acidity, medium bodied
Om symbolises the concept of universal creation. This word is also synonymous with peace. The vineyard is situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region (Heaven and Earth), a beautiful and peaceful place close to my heart.
French cuisine, refined Asian and African cuisine, savoury vegetarian dishes with aubergine or beetroot, Jerusalem artichoke, fish, poultry, duck, red meat
Drink: 2020 – 2035