Meerlust Pinot Noir 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.33
RS - 5.9 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Off Dry


Tasting Notes

Intense yet translucent ruby-purple in colour. The nose has lifted scents of summer fruit, red cherry, strawberry, musky perfume and a distinct minerality. The palate is medium bodied with pure Pinot Noir fruit flavours of plum and red cherry supported by an ultra-fine, densely textured tannin structure which adds to the volume and vivacity of the wine.

Ageing Potential

Up to 10 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

Food Suggestions

White and red meats, Parma ham, grilled linefish, mushrooms and cheese

In The Vineyard

Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir, 115, 777 and BK5 with an average age of 18 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil. 40% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.

In The Cellar

Grapes hand picked and selected in the coolness of morning before partial crushing. Fermentation in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. Partial un-innoculated fermentation before pressing directly in French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation. After racking, the wine was matured in 70% new Alliers Hogsheads and 30% second fill Hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.


Other Vintages

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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2016 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2015 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2013 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2012 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2011 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2010 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2009 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2008 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2007 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2006 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2004 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2001 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2000 Giorgio dalla Cia Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 1999 Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir Reserve 1999 Giorgio dalla Cia Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 1997 Giorgio Dalla Cia Pinot Noir

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