Paul Wallace Wines  
 
 

PAUL WALLACE 'BRAVE HEART' PINOT NOIR 2013

 
 

 

 

Winemaking:

  

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Harvest Date 18th February 2013

  

Analysis:

  

Alcohol

13.91% (14.0% on label)

Residual Sugar

2.7 g/l

pH

3.33

TA

6.6 g/l


Winemaking and Tasting Notes:
   
The 2013 Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir is our Maiden Vintage. The name is a tribute to William Wallace, a man of great principle and heart, who we would like to believe is one of our ancestors. It is also a play on the Pinot Noir cultivar’s nickname – the Heart Break grape. Fortunately our maiden offering has captured our heart and is anything but a disappointment.
  
An extremely limited amount has been produced this vintage – only 588 liters or 784 bottles.
  
Pristine grapes (Clone PN115) selected from the Guyot pruned vineyards on the eastern slope of our farm, Wallovale Vineyards, were vinified with much love and gentle attention by Gavin Patterson.
  
The Brave Heart Pinot Noir proudly introduces itself with a bright garnet colour enticing you to explore it further. Fresh primary fruits, wafts of red cherries, strawberries and mulberries on the nose follow through onto a fruit driven palate. The purity of fruit is embellished by subtle oaking (50% new wood and 50% third fill) and spicy undertones typical of the Elgin region.
  
Serve the Brave Heart with plum-glazed duck, roast turkey or a beautiful bit of salmon. It is recommended that in our hot summer months you serve this wine ever so lightly chilled.

 

  

 

   
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Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa