PAUL WALLACE 'BRAVE HEART' PINOT NOIR 2018

 
 

 

 

Winemaking:

  

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Harvest Date 20 – 28th February 2018

  

Analysis:

  

Alcohol

12.3%

Residual Sugar

1.8 g/l

pH

3.39

TA

6.2 g/l

 
Winemaking and Tasting Notes:
   
The 2018 Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir is our sixth 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 2018 Pinot Noir offering has once again captured our hearts and is anything but a disappointment. Production was very limited - only 10 barrels / 2148 liters of this vintage were vinified.

Pristine grapes (Clone PN115, Guyot pruned) selected from two different slopes on our farm Wallovale Vineyards, were vinified with much love and gentle attention at the Almenkerk Wine Estate. Whole berry fermented in open fermenters, basket pressed and taken to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. After 10 months on wood (20% new wood, 45% second fill, 35% third and fourth fill), the wine was prepared for bottling. Bottling date: 29th January 2019.

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 ripe red cherries and strawberries with a hint of bayleaf on the nose follow through onto a fruit driven palate. Taste the succulent red cherries, juicy ripe strawberries, embellished by fine silky tannins imparted by the subtle use of French oak and spicy undertones typical of the Elgin region.

Our Brave Heart Pinot Noir is so very versatile and will compliment a wide range of foods. Too delicate to serve with a curry or very creamy dish but superb with plum-glazed duck, roast turkey, chicken dishes, mushroom risotto, or a beautiful side of salmon. It is recommended that in our hot summer months you serve this wine ever so slightly chilled.
   
Awards:
     
• National Wine Challenge 2020 - Double Silver
• IWSC 2020 - Bronze Medal
• Michelangelo International Wine Awards – Bronze
• Platter Wine Guide 2021 – 4*

  
  

 

   
Tel: +27 (0)21 848 9744   |   Fax: +27 (0)86 646 3694    |    Email: nicky@paulwallacewines.co.za
Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa