Meerlust Pinot Noir 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.52
RS - 2.33 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Off Dry


Accolades

scored 89 by Neil Martin from The Wine Advocate (eRobertParker.com) December 2012

Tasting Notes

Intense translucent youthful purple-ruby appearance. Very forthcoming perfume on the nose with musk, wild strawberry, cranberry and hints of savoury richness and spice and a pronounced 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 2018, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions

Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

Food Suggestions

Ideally served at 16° - 18° C White and red meats, Parma ham, grilled line fish, Tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.

In The Vineyard

Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 15 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.

About The Harvest

Grapes handpicked and selected in the coolness of morning before crushing.

In The Cellar

Fermentation in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. Partial un-inoculated fermentation before pressing directly in French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malolactic fermentation. After racking, the wine was matured in 60% new Allier Hogsheads and 40% second fill Hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2018 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2017 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
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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