Pinot Noir `Nature in Concert` De Wetshof Estate 2017

Country
South Africa
Region
Robertson
Producer
De Wetshof Estate
Grape(s)
Pinot Noir (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Light
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
Yes

Region

Located 160km North of Cape Town, the Robertson Valley lies in the folds of the Riviersonderend and Langeberg Mountains where the Breede River meanders towards the Cape`s southern coastline. The chilly southern ocean breezes are funneled up the valley and give cooling respite to the vines throughout the growing season. Quite high concentrations of lime are found in the soil and this makes the area exceptionally fine for white grape varieties.

Producer

The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1694. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building Danie and his team use the most innovative and modern wine-making equipment to craft wines of the highest quality. Internationally renowned and one of South Africa`s most awarded wine estates. They also achieved an exceptional rating in South Africa`s Business Social Compliance Initiative which implements the principle of international labour standards for their workers.
Tasting Notes
Danie de Wet decided to try his hand at making a quality red wine from this tempremental varietal. He has more than achieved what he set out to do as this wine received a Gold Medal at the Veritas Awards. Fermented on its skins for eight days and then aged in barrel for a further year, this delicious smooth and fruity Pinot, has soft velvet cherry and reducrrants aromas on the nose plus elegant tannins add an extra dimension.
Food
Ideal with veal, risotto, pate and gamebirds.