Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Sandstone Soils 2021
Grape varietal & region: Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Sandstone Soils is a captivating wine that reflects the unique influence of sandstone soils on the expression of Pinot Noir. Crafted by the talented winemaker Catherine Marshall, this wine showcases the delicate and nuanced character of the grape, grown in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley of South Africa.
Taste profile: Made exclusively from carefully selected Pinot Noir grapes grown on sandstone soils, this wine offers a taste profile that is both intriguing and complex. On the nose, it reveals enticing aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and subtle floral notes, accompanied by hints of earth and spice. The palate is beautifully balanced, with flavors of ripe red fruits, elegant tannins, and a touch of minerality, all framed by a vibrant acidity.
Winemaking process: Catherine Marshall employs a meticulous winemaking process to craft this exceptional Pinot Noir. The grapes are handpicked and sorted to ensure the highest quality fruit. The wine undergoes fermentation in small open-top fermenters, allowing for gentle extraction and the preservation of delicate aromas and flavors. It is then aged in French oak barrels, adding layers of complexity and subtle oak influences.