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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

HAMILTONRUSSPN17

Tasting Notes

Soft dark berry notes, complimented by savoury, meaty undertones. This is a very structured wine with an acidic backbone and silky tannins.

Food Matches

Roast Lamb & Roast Beef, Game & Venison

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2017

Style Medium Bodied Reds

Country South Africa

Region Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Grower Name Hamilton Russell

Grape Variety Pinot Noir

ABV 13.50%

Closure Natural Cork

Allergens Sulphites

SKU 16144464

Grower

Hamilton Russell

Hamilton Russell

Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea that pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation. The estate was founded in 1975 after an extensive search for ideal land to grow cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties. In 1991, the range… Read More

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Region

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Hemel-en-Aarde, translated to “Heaven on Earth”, is one of South Africa’s most beautiful wine regions stretching inland from the coastal town of Hermanus, located South-West of Cape Town. The area’s cool climate and clay-rich, low vigour soil is conducive to producing quality wines. The area’s ability to produce structured, complex Pinot Noir and… Read More

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Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the grape variety used in all quality red wines from Burgundy, and as a varietal wine in several parts of the New World, most notably New Zealand, California and Chile. It is also one of the three grape varieties commonly used in the production of Champagne and other traditional method sparkling wines of the world, either as a 100% blancs de noirs or (more… Read More

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