Pinot Noir - Baleia - Coastal Region - South Africa
A brick red Pinot Noir grown in rocky soils results in a chunky style with lovely fruit complexity, structure and lovely velvet tannins. Aromas of red cherry. Pine needle and white chocolate flavours on the palate. Fantastic value for this grape variety.
Inoculated with selected yeast strains from the Burgundy, France. Primary fermentation in open fermenters with manual punch downs @ 22-28 °C. After 8 days skin contact, pressed directly to Foudre, 3rd fill, and 1 new 300L French Oak barrel where Malolactic fermentation completed naturally. Matured for 10 months in French Oak.