Cape of Good Hope

Sneeuwkrans Pinot Noir

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R 365

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2017


Cultivar:

100% Pinot Noir

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

13.5% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.8g/l
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Elandskloof - Overberg Appellation: Elandskloof

Tasting Notes:

Bright berry fruit aromas – cherry, blueberry and blackberry – with autumn leaves and a whiff of spice adding interest. In the mouth the wine is succulent, bright and fresh with those same berry notes apparent. There is a lively vibrance to the wine, with subtle spice and an oak sheen. Throughout, the wine remains beautifully structured, poised and elegant. It’s deceptively light and approachable because it is powerful and long lasting but everything is leashed and showing good restraint. The well integrated and unobtrusive oak frames the fruit beautifully

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Raspberries
Raspberries

Red Cherry
Red Cherry

Spices
Spices

Altima is situated in the Elandskloof, an isolated valley north of Villiersdorp. The valley is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight due to the overshadowing mountains, which together with the elevation of 600 to 800m equates to a very cool climate for the valley. This unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas. Grapes are harvested much later than other sites in the Western Cape, with the harvest usually starting early in March. This vineyard produces an intense Pinot noir character with rich red fruit and a very fine and layered structure.

Altima is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley north f Villiersdorp which is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range receive less direct sunlight due to the overshadowing mountains, which together with the elevation of 600 to 800m this equates to a very cool climate for the aromas. Grapes are harvested much later than other sites in the Western Cape. with harvest usually starting early in March. This vineyard produce an intencse Pinot noir character with rich red fruit and a very fine layered structure.

ented in old wooden tanks and small 1ton fermentation and after fermentation the wine were aged in old 225L French oak barrels for 10 months before bottled. Bottle aged for 2 years.

This vineyard was picked in 2 stages, the bottom part of the vineyard separate to the top part. The reason is a slight difference in ripening and different clones, each contributing to a range of flavours and structure. Grapes were hand-picked into small lug-boxes in the early morning and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. All the fruit was de-stemmed and then fermented in old wooden tanks and small 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks.

Food pairing

Pinot noir is one of the few varietals that pairs well with either a delicate, poached salmon or a rich, braised duck

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