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... an ambitious, ageworthy Pinot Noir showing fine tannins, red plum and strawberry fruit, scented oak and impressive palate length.

Tim Atkin MW

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Finite Elements Pinot Noir, Catherine Marshall Wines

The crafting of this Pinot is an interpretation of the elements that are unique to a specific piece of soil, reflecting harmony, balance and a sense of grace.

From Pinot grown in the cool Elgin Valley on a combination of deep, red clay soils and shales interspersed with ferrous-rich gravel. Although the wine is approachable in its primary stage of fresh cherry and red berry components, it will age for at least 10 years under optimal conditions where the primary fruit flavours will evolve into tertiary forest floor, truffle, earthy and savoury characteristics that are typical in great French Burgundy examples.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Catherine Marshall

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Bunches were destemmed with partial crushing after being hand sorted on a sorting table. The mash was cold soaked for four days to maximise colour extraction. Fermentation was in open top fermenters with clone 777 spontaneously fermented while clone 667 was inoculated with a commercial yeast strain. The skin cap was gently punched down daily into the juice to control heat distribution and tannin-flavour extraction. After primary fermentation was completed, the mash was pressed in a basket press. Secondary malolactic fermentation was completed in two 300L and 225L French coopered barrels.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 95 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate. Wines are registered with the South African Vegan Society.

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... what a wine this is, combining delicacy with concentration and complexity. Scented, savoury and very long.

Tim Atkin MW

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Finite Elements Pinot Noir, Catherine Marshall Wines

The crafting of this Pinot is an interpretation of the elements that are unique to a specific piece of soil, reflecting harmony, balance and a sense of grace.

From Pinot grown in the cool Elgin Valley on a combination of deep, red clay soils and shales interspersed with ferrous-rich gravel. Although the wine is approachable in its primary stage of fresh cherry and red berry components, it will age for at least 10 years under optimal conditions where the primary fruit flavours will evolve into tertiary forest floor, truffle, earthy and savoury characteristics that are typical in great French Burgundy examples.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

5.2 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Catherine Marshall

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin

Vinification details

Bunches were destemmed with partial crushing after being hand sorted on a sorting table. The mash was cold soaked overnight to maximise colour extraction. Fermentation was in open top fermenters with clone 777 spontaneously fermented while clone 667 was inoculated with a commercial yeast strain. The skin cap was gently punched down daily into the juice to control heat distribution and tannin-flavour extraction. After primary fermentation was completed, the mash was pressed in a basket press. Secondary malolactic fermentation was completed in one 300L and the other in a 225L French coopered barrel.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 95 pts
Platter: 4.5*
Vinous: 91 pts

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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