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 300m 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.
Excellent early ripening conditions turned into wetter conditions close to harvest, which make the picking date all-important. Hand-sorting of the bunches in the vineyard and in the cellar allowed for only optimal fruit to be fermented. The resultant wine from this site is energetic, concentrated, and has a great fresh acidity.
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 berries, beetroot earthiness, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated tannin, crisp acidity, medium-bodied.
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. May this wine carry forward the peace that its place of creation inspires.
French cuisine, refined Asian and African cuisine, savoury vegetarian dishes with aubergine or beetroot, Jerusalem artichoke, fish, poultry, duck, red meat.
Drink: 2021 – 2035