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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 750ML 2014
Sku: 01541
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Country: South Africa
Region: Overberg
Sub-Region: Walker Bay
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $41.99
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Wine Advocate 90 points - Tasting a barrel sample of the 2014 Pinot Noir, Hannes outlined the challenges of that season. “The last two weeks of November saw 260mm of rain and then 230mm in January and this dramatically affected the vegetal growth of the plant. Consequently the alcohol is lower at around 13.4 degrees.” It has an open and transparent nose that clearly does not possess the precocity of the 2013: tart red cherries, more sous-bois notes, tertiary instead of fruit-driven. The palate is more promising - the tannins are quite svelte with lively strawberry and raspberry flavors, with a slight oatmeal note coming in towards the harmonious vintage. Hopefully the aromatics will gain more vigor by the time of bottling. (Oct 2014)

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Located in the cool, southerly, maritime Walker Bay appellation, in a beautiful valley behind the old fishing village of Hermanus; Hamilton Russell Vineyards specializes in producing internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Low vigor, stony soils that combine with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean help to produce naturally low yields over a long growing season.

The combination of Hamilton Russellís climatic and geological influences make it possible to create concentrated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of great individuality and finesse. Gentle handling of the grapes throughout the winemaking process and traditional vinification techniques enable the Hamilton Russell team to aim for expression of origin and individuality.