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De Wet & Rapoport Claime d'Or Pinot Noir

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It's not often you come across a South African pinot noir in Oz, but here we have one to wrap your laughing gear around. It's a fuller-bodied version of pinot that shows red and dark berries, Chinese five spice and a touch of choc-mint on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is quite full and juicy, with friendly tannins, a bright line of acidity, and a fruity, spicy finish. Give it a quick decant before serving with some lamb chops.

Winemaker's Notes

Pinot Noir is extremely difficult cultivar to work with in the vineyard a well as in the cellar. The nose reveals cranberry fruit with hints of mint and eucalyptus and a touch of oak spice. These flavours also follow through on the palate with gentle tannins and a generous acidity.

This wine definitely benefits from being decanted an hour or two before serving. A perfect match for seared duck breast or antipasto. Serve at room temperature (18°C) or slightly chilled.

Alcohol 14.0 %

Awards and Accolades

Silver medal - IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Bronze - 2013 Veritas Wine Awards.

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