PAUL WALLACE 'BRAVE HEART' PINOT NOIR 2020

 
 

 

 

Winemaking

  

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Harvest Date 7 - 14 February 2020
Bottling  Date 26 January 2021

  

Analysis

  

Alcohol

12.0%

Residual Sugar

2.5 g/l

pH

3.41

TA

5.5 g/l

 
Winemaking and Tasting Notes
   
The 2020 Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir is our eighth 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 2020 Pinot Noir offering has once again captured our hearts and is anything but a disappointment. Production was very limited - 2250 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.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 26th January 2021.

The Brave Heart Pinot Noir proudly introduces itself with a bright ruby red colour with good intensity,enticing you to explore it further. A complex nose defined by a combination ofcherries, wild forest strawberries, watermelon and white pepper,together with a hint of umani,prepare your tastebuds for a sensorial sensation.The palate revealsred cherry and cranberry, supported by a spicy core,which 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.

Released July 2022.
   
Awards
     
National Wine Challenge 2023 - Double Gold
  
  

 

   
Tel: +27 (0)21 848 9744    |    Cell: +27 (0)83 255 1884    |    Email: nicky@paulwallacewines.co.za
Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa