Meerlust Pinot Noir 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Wim Truter
Main Variety - Pinot Noir
Alcohol - 13.0 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 2.41 g/l
Total Acid - 5.64 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Tasting Notes

Intense, vivid opaque youthful purple-ruby appearance. The wine shows pronounced lifted floral perfume on the nose with a brooding and seductive dark berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of iron, savoury richness and spice and an intense vibrant minerality.

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 2023 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 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 22 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil. A new block, namely A08 offered us its first yield for making the 2020.

30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.


In The Cellar

Grapes were handpicked and selected in the coolness of morning before 100% of the whole bunches were manually transferred to tanks. Partial un-innoculated fermentation took place with careful pigeage twice daily before pressing directly into French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation.  25% of the wine raised in a new 2500 L French oak foudre, with the balance being matured in 60% new tight grain Allier oak and 40% second-fill 300 liter casks.



Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2020 Wim Truter Pinot Noir
Meerlust Pinot Noir 2019 Chris Williams Pinot Noir
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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