Paul Wallace Wines  
 
 

PAUL WALLACE 'BRAVE HEART' PINOT NOIR 2016

 
 

 

 

Winemaking:

  

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Harvest Date 4th – 9th February 2016

  

Analysis:

  

Alcohol

13.10% (13% on label)

Residual Sugar

2.7 g/l

pH

3.425

TA

7.4 g/l

 
Winemaking and Tasting Notes:
   
The 2016 Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir is our fourthVintage. 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 2016 Pinot Noir offering has once again captured our heart and is anything but a disappointment. Production was very limited - only 10 barrels / 2179 liters of this vintage were vinified.

Pristine grapes (Clone PN115, Guyot pruned) selected from three different slopes on our farm Wallovale Vineyards, were vinified with much love and gentle attention by Gavin Patterson. The wine was bottled on 26th January 2017.

The Brave Heart Pinot Noir proudly introduces itself with a bright ruby red colour enticing you to explore it further. Fresh primary fruits, wafts of sour red cherries, strawberries and mulberries on the nose follow through onto a fruit driven palate. The purity of fruit is embellished by subtle oaking (20% new wood, 45% second fill, 35% third and fourth fill) and spicy undertones typical of the Elgin region. The new barrels were sourced from the Francois Frere 330 lit and Mercurey 225 lit cooperages in Burgundy, France.

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 slightly chilled.

 

  

 

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