Cape Chamonix, Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

£25.50 (75cl)

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SKU: SACH0015B

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Grapes are destemmed and soft-crushed before fermented in stainless steel tanks for two weeks on the skins, with frequent pumping over the cap. After malolactic fermentation the wine is matured for 18 months in older French oak barrels.

Tasting note

The red shows a deep ruby colour with garnet highlights on the rim. The generous bouquet suggests blackcurrant, cedar with scents reminiscent of red berries, spices and vanilla. The wine is amply structured; full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and length of flavour. An elegant wine that will mature with time in the bottle.

About the producer

Since joining Chamonix in 2001, winemaker Thinus Neethling continues to work the magic of this 50ha estate’s wines, following the principal that great wines begin at the vine. With some of the highest altitude vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley planted predominantly on greywacke soils, Thinus favours low yields, traditional viticultural practices and wild ferments to produce these pure and unique expressions of the terroir, which are some of the very best examples from the region.



Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

The 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve comes from the estate, 10% whole bunch and matured in 450 and 600-liter barrels, 60% new oak for 16 months. It has a slightly minty bouquet that just shaves a little off the varietal expression and purity. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, mulberry and cranberry notes here with a slightly bitter finish. If actually feels more mature than it actually is. Not bad, although it does not quite match the 2012 or 2013. (Neal Martin) Points: 87. Issue Date: 28/04/2017

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