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Bosman ‘Upper Hemel & Aarde’ Pinot Noir 2021
The cooled grapes were transported to our cellar where they were hand sorted, destemmed and gently crushed. Regular pump overs and punch downs during the 3 week fermentation and maturation process, assured soft tannin and colour extraction. Aged for 12 months in 15% new French Burgundian oak.
Vibrant purple heart with cerise rim. Rich, bright fresh berries. A slight earthiness and subtle spicy notes. Medium to full-bodied palate, where soft tannins contribute to a fine structure. A balanced wine with a lingering, memorable finish. Also a wine to have on its own or as an aperitif.
Alcohol: 13.36 %
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Wine of Origin: Wellington
In 2000 the family acquired a vineyard in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley which would supplement their offering with cool climate grapes. Here the vineyards are planted between fields of indigenous ‘fynbos’ and in close proximity to the sea. Ideal soil types combine with cooling sea breezes to create terroir rivalling the world’s best; and resulting in wines with minerality, elegance, vivacity and finesse.
A cooler and wet winter gave the vines ample time to rest and build up reserves. Moderate temperatures also allowed the grapes to have a longer ripening period on the vine, whilst producing wines that are fresh, lively and flavourful.