Waterford Pinot Noir 2017
This is the 8th vintage of our Elgin Pinot Noir. A pale colour, with floral and delicate wild cherry, elegant earthy and fynbos aromas which are complimented by maturation in old 300L Burgundian French oak. In step with previous vintages, the 2017 wine offers floral and wild cherry notes. It shows off pure fruit and earthy notes complimented by classical pencil lead aromas. Wonderful, elegant texture and flavour profile, all rounded off with a well- balanced natural acidity.
Sourced from single vineyard in the higher lying area of Elgin. Cooler climate with more slate, sandstone and quartz soil types which drives a more elegant style and textured wine.
When compared to previous vintages, the 2017 Pinot Noir vintage has a modern edge. The drought meant that the winemaking team had more control over the growth and ripening of the vineyards, helping them to produce a fresher wine. In step with previous vintages, the 2017 wine offers floral and wild cherry notes.
Pairs well with delicate food styles of turkey or pork garnished with cherries and earthy components.
Bigger barrels are used, no new oak. The oldest barrel in the cellar is used for this wine. A barrel from 1998, Waterford Estate’s first vintage.
Cultivars: Pinot Noir
Quantity: 650 cases
Aging: 0% new, 11 months, 300L French oak barrels (at least 10 year old barrels)
Wine Analysis: Alc 12.3% TA 4.9 g/L RS 1.22 g/L pH 3.49