Meerlust Pinot Noir 2019

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 12.89 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 1.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

The wine shows a vibrant garnet colour with a youthful appearance. On the nose the wine shows pronounced lifted floral perfume with a brooding and seductive red berry fruit, earthy, wild mushrooms and hints of spice.

On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.


Ageing Potential

Up to 2025 provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.


Blend Information

100% Pinot Noir

Food Suggestions

White and red meats, duck, Parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.


In The Vineyard

Selected from 3 vineyard blocks, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil. The vineyards are located at the highest point on the Estate (85-120m) with Northwest facing aspect to benefit from the cool, maritime breeze from False Bay. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 80% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.


About The Harvest

Grapes were handpicked on the 24th and 30th of January in the coolness of the morning.

In The Cellar

30% Whole bunches were manually transferred into fermentation tanks and filled with crushed grapes. Inoculation with selected yeast strain took place with careful pigeage twice daily before pressing into French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation. Maturation took place in barrel with 57% being new French oak and 43% being second fill for 10 months.


Other Vintages

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Meerlust Pinot Noir 2010 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2009 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
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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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