Wine of Origin


Harvest Date 8 - 12 February 2019





12.72% (13.0% on label)

Residual Sugar

2.2 g/l




6.3 g/l

Winemaking and Tasting Notes:
The 2019 Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir is our seventh 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 2019 Pinot Noir offering has once again captured our hearts and is anything but a disappointment. Production was very limited - only 10 barrels / 2400 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.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 was 7th February 2020.

The Brave Heart Pinot Noir proudly introduces itself with a bright ruby red colourwith good intensity,enticing you to explore it further. A complex nose defined by a combination of ripe black and sour redcherries, watermelon and white pepper,together with a hint of salinityprepare your tastebuds for a sensorial sensation.The palate reveals cherry and cranberry, supported by a spicy corewhich is further embellished by fine silky tanninsimparted by the subtle use of Burgundian oak barriques. Finishes with a lovely,lingering aftertaste so typical of Elgin cool climate Pinot Noirs.

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.
National Wine Challenge 20210 - Double Gold
• Platter 2022 - 4 stars



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