Waterford Elgin Pinot Noir 2017

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Over 2 decades of producing this Estate wine, the wine is ever increasing in quality and becoming more consistent in expressing the terroir of the Helderberg Mountains. Wine shows off pure fruit and earthy notes complimented by a classical pencil lead aromas. A typical dry tannin structure with a seamless balance to finish.

Pairs well with delicate food styles of turkey or pork garnished with cherries and earthy components.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 12.3 % vol  rs : 1.22 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 4.9 g/l  so2 : 79 mg/l  fso2 : 32 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Sourced from single vineyard in the higher lying area of Elgin. Cooler climate with more slate, sandstone and quartz soil types which drives a more elegant style and textured wine.
When compared to previous vintages, the 2017 Pinot Noir vintage has a modern edge. The drought meant that the winemaking team had more control over the growth and ripening of the vineyards, helping them to produce a fresher wine. In step with previous vintages, the 2017 wine offers floral and wild cherry notes.

in the cellar : Barrel ageing: 10 months, 3% new, 300L French Oak barrels
Bigger barrels, no new oak. The oldest barrel in the cellar is used for this wine, a barrel from 1998, Waterford Estates first vintage.

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