Deep ruby red colour with hints of strawberry and red berries on the nose with a touch of fine herbal elements – typical of the cooler climate wines. Well-ripened tannins with a hint of oak and a refined finish.
Bottle Number: K – 722 | SC – 249
The Casey’s Ridge Pinot Noir fruit was planted in 2010 and 2011 on Vrede en Lust’s Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge. Two clones (PN115A and PN777) were planted on the same soil types as Table Mountain’s Sandstone and Skalie/Nabank soil.
The grapes were harvested in February and fermented in stainless steel tanks after careful berry sorting took place. After inoculation, the juice was carefully handled with light pump-over and gentle pressing. Aged for 9 months in French oak barrels, no new oak was used.