Oak Valley Sounds of Silence Pinot Noir 2015

Sweet cherry, violet and rose petal aromas. The palate displays an abundance of fresh cranberry and ripe cherry. These bright red berry characters are offset by beautiful acidity resulting in excellent freshness. The careful use of French oak has led to fine tannins and a light oak spice on the finish.


variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winery : Oak Valley
winemaker : Pieter Visser
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.74 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 500ml  closure : Screwcap  

High up along the foothills of the Groenlandberg in the cool climate of Elgin, grows the ever-so-delicate Pinot Noir. This may seem like a gloomy environment but Pinot Noir thrives amongst the sounds of silence.

in the vineyard : Year planted: 2001 & 2008
Soil: Medium Textured Gravely soil with a structured clay layer
Block no: 9, 15A, 15B
Slope: SSW & SSE
Altitude: 430m
Distance to Ocean: 20.7km
Root Stock: 101 - 14, R110
Trellis System: 5 Wire VSP & Guyot

about the harvest: Picking time: 15 - 25 Feb 
 

in the cellar : In the cellar Pinot is treated like a lady. Gentle maceration and interaction with the skins and allowing her to ferment at cool temperatures and mature beautifully in French oak barrels.

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