Mary Delany Botanica Pinot Noir
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- Wine of Origin: Western Cape (Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and Stellenbosch)
- Altitude: 200-350m
- Soils : Clay loam with decomposed Bokkeveld shale(Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge) and decomposed granite (Stellenbosch)
- Clone : 115 and 777
- Trellising: Vertical Shoot Positioning
The grapes were hand harvested at 22° and 23° B, hand sorted and destemmed but not crushed. Whole berry fermentation took place in open tanks, with punch downs twice daily. The wine was racked to 300 liter French oak barrels (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging of 9 months.
An expressive Pinot which shows hints of herbs and spice on the nose, with layers of bright cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate. Lovely fresh acidity, with a floral lift on the finish.
Production: 5558 bottles (2017 vintage)