Two Oceans Pinot Noir 2013

Colour: Bright cherry red with a medium colour density.
Bouquet: Strawberry and cherry fruitiness with subtle hints of cedar oak and spicy background notes.
Taste: A medium-bodied wine with an abundance of strawberry and cherry flavours and spicy, smoky background nuances.

Excellent served with light red meat, game, duck and pasta dishes.

variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winery : Two Oceans Wines
winemaker : Bennie Liebenberg
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12.30 % vol  rs : 7.40 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.35 g/l  va : 0.40 g/l  
type : Red  style : Off Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Background
At the southern tip of Africa, along the brooding, craggy coastline of the southern Cape, two mighty but opposing oceans meet - the one cold, the other, warm. The impact is immense. It affects the climate, the coastline and areas inland, and the influence on the vineyards of the Western Cape is significant.

The Atlantic Ocean that flows along the west coast of Africa is fed by the icy Benguela current from the South Pole. The Indian Ocean is fed by the Agulhas current coming from the tropics. Their connection, amidst crashing waves and soaring spray, creates a unique set of conditions.

Whether along the coast or further inland, the presence of the oceans is never far away. Cooling sea breezes and mists can lower temperatures during the lead-up to the harvest, slowing down ripening. Grapes aren't hurried but develop in their own time with flavours that are balanced, intense and plentiful.

You can taste it in Two Oceans wines: fresh, delicious and full of life.

Two Oceans takes its responsibility to the environment very seriously. All wines are made from IPW-accredited vines, farmed according to eco-sustainable principles. They also carry the fully traceable sustainability seal that guarantees production integrity every step of the way from the vineyards to the final pack, be it bottle or box. Bottled wines are sold exclusively in light-weight, fully recyclable 410 gram bottles, while labels, inks and adhesives are all biodegradable.

This wine is made from Pinot Noir grapes.

The Vineyards
Grapes were sourced from vineyards throughout the Western Cape. The presence of the oceans is never far away, reaching beyond the coastline and further inland. Here in the Western Cape, winter rains soak the soils and summer warmth ripens the vines but slowly. Cooling sea breezes and mists lower the temperatures so the grapes can develop in their own time with flavours that are intense and plentiful.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 22º to 24º Balling early in February.

in the cellar : The mash was inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented in stainless steel tanks at an average temperature of 24°C. Pump-overs were performed thrice daily to aid colour extraction. After fermentation the skins were pressed with the hard pressings excluded. After natural malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured on French oak for a period of six months. The wine was gently fined prior to bottling.

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