The Winery of Good Hope Land of Hope Pinot Noir Reserve 2013
|Profile||Concentration with wood aging|
|Match with||Spicy Oriental food, Rabbit, White Meat, soft creamy Cheese|
|Origion||W.O. Stellbosch and Elgin|
Several parcels over four individual vineyard sites are used in producing this wine. The first two at altitude on the cooler mountain slopes of Elgin, the second two on the ocean-facing hilltops in the Stellenbosch-Helderberg area, facing directly into the False Bay Atlantic breezes. The vines are mostly Dijon clones and density, trellising and canopy management conducted in such a manner that the more subtle characters of Pinot could be best expressed. Green harvest thinning was carried-out sufficiently early in the growing cycle, allowing for focused development of a smaller yield (+/- 38hl / ha). Attention was paid to retaining natural acidity, minerality and purity of fruit.