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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2019

A South Africa wine icon – highly individual and terroir driven
Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
  • $79.00

More about this wine!

NOTES: Cherry, Currant, Raspberry Anise, Pepper, Tobacco Mineral

BODY: Medium

DRYNESS: Very Dry

ACIDITY: Medium

TANNIN: Medium

ALCOHOL (%): 12.8

ORIGIN: Cape South Coast (Hermanus, Elgin, Walker Bay & More), South Africa

MAKER: Hamilton Russell Vineyards

GRAPE VARIETALS:

  • Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)

FERMENTATION: Vegan Heavy Wood

AWARDS: >90

DECANTING: Up to 30 minutes

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Peking duck, Sukiyaki, Sio bak

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Bacon-stuffed mushrooms, roast chicken, bacon and beef burger

Description

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2021

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is a South African wine icon dedicated to expressing its terroir. Opens with a graceful nose that is soft and sweet without being overtly fruity. The palate has a delectable tightness to its structure, crisp tannins and a length that balances its richness perfectly. Ripe red cherry, currant and raspberry fruit flavours mingle with savoury dark spices like anise, pepper and tobacco to create complexity. Closes in a bright and lingering mineral finish.

100% Pinot Noir. The fruit comes from small yielding vines growing in Hamilton Russell Vineyard's low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soils and under cool maritime mesoclimates. Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea. They pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus.

The wine ages for 10 months in 228L French Oak barrels (25% 1st fill, 25% 2nd fill, 42% 3rd fill and 8% 4th fill).