PAUL WALLACE 'BRAVE HEART' PINOT NOIR 2017

 
 

 

 

Winemaking:

  

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Harvest Date 22nd February 2017

  

Analysis:

  

Alcohol

14.31

Residual Sugar

2.3 g/l

pH

3.48

TA

5.8 g/l

 
Winemaking and Tasting Notes:
   
The 2017 Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir is our fifth 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 cultivarís nickname Ė the Heart Break grape. Fortunately, our 2017 Pinot Noir offering has once again captured our hearts and is anything but a disappointment. Production was very limited - only 10 barrels / 2106 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 at the Almenkerk Wine Estate. The wine was bottled on 30th January 2018.

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 and Mercurey cooperages in Burgundy, France.

Serve the Brave Heart with plum-glazed duck, roast turkey or a beautiful side of salmon. It is recommended that in our hot summer months you serve this wine ever so slightly chilled.
   
Awards:
     
• Released January 2019
• Results from Decanter 2019 and Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2019 pending.

  
  

 

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