“Lightly oaked, Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Noir, from one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries. The 56 Hundred range is named for the 5,600 guilders price that was paid by the founder, Philippus Wolvaart in 1791 for the farm in Paarl he was to call Nederburg.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir were sourced from mature vineyards across the Western Cape region. The diversity of soils, slopes and microclimates all contribute to the complexity and the generous structure of the eventual wine.
The fruit was sorted and crushed on the skins in a combination of open fermenters and temperature-controlled stainless steel. The relatively short period of fermentation on the skins ensured that sufficient flavour and colour compounds were extracted, resulting in soft and smooth tannins. The wine was oaked for 3 months before bottling.
The colour is a bright, light red. The Bouquet shows strawberry and cherry fruitiness with subtle hints of oak. Light, fresh and fruity with bright cherry flavours and sweet spice. These fruity elements continue through the palate, which is bursting with fruit flavours.”
nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Noir