Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2007

Colour: A very clear ruby red, with a hint of plum-skin purple.
Aroma: Cured cherries and blackberries with cinnamon spice.
Flavour: Medium bodied with ripe strawberry flavours. The palate is rich and juicy, with fruit and very fine oak. tannins are in perfect harmony.
Finish: Easy drinking with a good balance between wood and fruit.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Arco Laarman
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Optimum drinkability: 2009 - 2011

This wine shows great ageing potential.

in the vineyard : Clones: 113, 115, PN5, PN9, 776

about the harvest: Harvested in January 2007.

in the cellar : Fermentation: Fermented for up to 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks of 6000 litres.
Barrel ageing: 225 and 300 liter French oak barrels, 25% first fill and 75% 2nd fill for 10 months
Bottle date: November 2007

This is a bigger style of Pinot Noir than we have made in the past. Great care was taken to keep the delicate aromas and flavours of the wine, which are challenging to extract from this 'heartbreak grape'. This is the first time we have this wine under screwcap, to guarantee that you drink the wine with the flavours which we wish to reflect.

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