Thorne & Daughters Copper Pot Pinot Noir 2019
Thorne and Daughter Copper Pot 2019 has lovely bright pomegranate, hibiscus and red currants aromas, with underlying exotic wood and juniper notes. In the mouth, the fine tannin and good acidity is balanced out by generous red fruit and citrus zest. The finish is satisfyingly dry with a touch of spice and earthiness.
Thorn & Daughter’s 2019 Pinot Noir is sourced from a handful of vineyards in the Overberg region, where good soils (predominantly clay/shale and quartz/sandstone) and cool growing conditions combine to produce wonderful Pinot noir that is both rich and perfumed. Some Pinot Noir is also sourced from a small parcel in the Bottelary Hills on decomposed granite soil.
The winemaking process is as minimal as possible. All the ferments take place using wild yeasts and no additives (barring some sulphur dioxide at crush and during maturation) is being used. 40 – 60% of whole clusters are used in the fermentation to bring a natural structure and savouriness to the wines. Extraction is kept very gentle using a combination of pump-overs and punchdowns, and the wines spend about 30 days on skins to allow a gentle evolution of their structure.
The wines are matured for 9 months in a mix of older small French oak barrels to avoid a dominant oak character and round out their structure before blending and bottling.
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