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Chamonix, Pinot Noir Reserve, Franschhoek, 2015

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The Reserve Pinot Noir is from the higher vineyards, at 500-600 metres of altitude and facing south-south west, so cooler. Fermented with a proportion of the stalks in open top concrete fermenters, as in Burgundy, and then into Allier oak, 60% new. 

Chamonix, Pinot Noir Reserve, Franschhoek, 2013

Product Code: CHX315

Stone, Vine & Sun rating

Medium Bodied

Rated 3 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Region: Franschhoek
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14%
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From the higher and cooler vineyards, this has become more Burgundian - fresher and more red-fruited - in recent vintages without compromising its typical ripeness and intensity. Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry, silky and balanced, with a smoky tinge. Now-2021

The three best blocks of Pinot on the farm are always used for this reserve bottling, which also sees more new oak (60%) and whole bunches (15%). Minty, spicy and savoury, this is taut and well defined with notes of eucalyptus and red cherry and refreshing acidity. 93 pts, Tim Atkin, South Africa 2016

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