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63 Ratings
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Region

South AfricaAfrica

Wine Description

#29 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014

The low-vigor, stony, clay-rich soil, cool maritime mesoclimate, naturally tiny yields of under 30 hl/ha and our philosophy of expressing our terroir in our wines – give rise to a certain tightness, tannin line and elevated length to balance the richness and generosity of our Pinot noir. Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft and "sweet" and it generally shows hints of that alluring savory "primal" character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

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