Shannon Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir, Elgin Valley

Shannon Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir, Elgin Valley

Cool-climate Pinot Noir grapes are harvested from up to a dozen blocks, each with different soil types and planted with specific Dijon clones. The combination of these parcels gives the finished wine its wide spectrum of flavours and texture one finds in high-end Pinot Noir. Just under half of the parcels are wild fermented, the rest are inoculated with slow-fermentation cultured yeasts. After pressing, the wine is racked and left to complete its malolactic fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques for about ten months, about 30% of which are new, prior to blending. The wine shows both power and elegance; expressed in a range of flavours from vibrant raspberry, strawberry, currant and cherry; the finish is long, with savoury notes, spice and richness.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Elgin Valley
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Shannon
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.78
  • Code: 31401
  • Expression: Ring