Super elegant and refined reserve cuvée Pinot Noir. Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has proved itself to be Africa's benchmark location for Pinot Noir. The majority of the grapes are from the oldest vines on the property (22 years+). Matured for 15 months on new French oak barrels. Fresh cranberry and juicy plum aromas weave through savoury exotic spices, powered by sleek and well-defined tannins. Ready for drinking now but will continue with many years of positive development.
Delicate and tender meats, cooked 'Rosé', like lamb, veal or goat, in natural and refined sauces. The winemaker loves it with seared salmon!
About the winery:
Peter Finlayson makes beautiful wines in the cool Hermanus region, next to the Atlantic Ocean. After a stay in the French Burgundy region early in his career, he became passionate about the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Peter is also a member of the Cape Winemakers Guild. This Guild holds an auction with exceptional cuvées annually. The proceeds go to the education of talented but disadvantaged students in viticulture and oenology.
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