Cape of Good Hope

Sneeuwkrans Pinot Noir

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WLCOGHSK18

R 365

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2018


Cultivar:

100% Pinot Noir

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

13% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.4g/l
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs+
Origin: Elandskloof - Overberg Appellation: Elandskloof

Tasting Notes:

Trademark vivid black cherry, blueberry and spice aromas with a hint of autumn leaf and graphite. Complex but light.
That same deftness and complexity is apparent in the mouth: flavours of cocoa, turned earth or forest floor with spiced black berry fruit. Soft textured and velvety with gentle tannin squeeze and an undertone of power and depth. A nuanced, poised wine which is simultaneously ethereal and brooding. Good body, balance and length.

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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 of Villiersdorp which is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. e steep topography causes the valley to 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 this valley. is 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 harvest usually starting early in March. is vineyard produce an intense Pinot noir character with rich red fruit and a very fine and layered structure.

All the fruit was de-stemmed and then fermented in old wooden tanks and small 1ton open top Stainless steel tanks. ese grapes were worked very gently during fermentation and after fermentation the wine was aged in old 225L French oak barrels for 10 months before being bottled and finally aged for 2 years.

Due to the slight variation in ripening and different clones the vineyard was harvested in two sections: the bottom part of the vineyard separately from the top section. Each section contributes different flavour and structure. Grapes were hand-picked into small lug-boxes in the early morning and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks.

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