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Nom Pinot Noir

Saurwein, Nom Pinot Noir 2017

R365

27 in stock

Notes

2017 is one of those vintages where the purity of Pinot Noir reigns supreme. Especially, Pinot Noir that hails from the much-celebrated Kaaimansgat Vineyard, 700m above-sea-level, in the Elandskloof ward that lies just outside Villiersdorp.

Since its release in 2015, Saurwein Nom Pinot Noir has cultivated a niche following. Favourable reviews by Neal Martin and a great response to both the 2015 and 2016 after the 2017 Young Guns showcase, cemented this wine as one to look out for.

Jessica Saurwein’s third vintage from this beautiful terroir has gone from strength to strength, increasing in depth, complexity and elegance along the way. Being a drier vintage, the wines from 2017 are more concentrated with a determined intensity and purity of fruit that sets them apart.

Winemaker's comments:
'Nom stands for nombulelo ('gratitude' in Xhosa) and Nomkhubulwane (a forgotten African goddess of agriculture). Situated at 700m altitude, the vineyard is a place where gratitude is instilled and tales appear.' – Jessica Saurwein, Winemaker

Grapes of origin:
Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp.

Tasting notes:
'The 2017 Nom Pinot Noir comes from vines planted in 2008. It was aged in 25-30% new oak and the rest in second-fill. There is 10% whole bunch here, slightly less than previous vintages. It has a clean, pure bouquet of morello cherry, raspberry and emerging hints of rose petal. The palate is well balanced with fine-grained tannin, nice edginess, sappy red berry fruit and a saline finish that lingers nicely. This is a superb follow-up to the 2016. Around 2,000 bottles made - buy one.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100

'Jessica Saurwein seems to grow ever more assured when it comes to the making of her Nom Pinot Noir, the 2017 being her third vintage. From Kaaimansgat grapes, the nose has a musky top note before red and black fruit, herbs and oak spice while the palate displays good fruit density, fresh acidity and fine tannins. It’s a composed, carefully made wine which carries its 14.5% alcohol well.' – Cristian Eedes, 91/100

'The Nom Pinot Noir 2017 is vivacious and shows the typical, ethereal spice of the Elandskloof terroir, perfectly complemented by intense aromas of black tea, red and black plums, fresh cherries and earthy nuances. The 2017 has more depth of flavour than its predecessors, showing lush black berries and aromatic dried herbs, firmly supported by a backbone of powerful tannins and a juicy acidity. It finishes delicately and elegantly, returning with nutmeg spice and forest floor long after the last sip.' – Jolette Steyn, Wine Cellar

2017 is one of those vintages where the purity of Pinot Noir reigns supreme. Especially, Pinot Noir that hails from the much-celebrated Kaaimansgat Vineyard, 700m above-sea-level, in the Elandskloof ward that lies just outside Villiersdorp.

Since its release in 2015, Saurwein Nom Pinot Noir has cultivated a niche following. Favourable reviews by Neal Martin and a great response to both the 2015 and 2016 after the 2017 Young Guns showcase, cemented this wine as one to look out for.

Jessica Saurwein’s third vintage from this beautiful terroir has gone from strength to strength, increasing in depth, complexity and elegance along the way. Being a drier vintage, the wines from 2017 are more concentrated with a determined intensity and purity of fruit that sets them apart.

Winemaker's comments:
'Nom stands for nombulelo ('gratitude' in Xhosa) and Nomkhubulwane (a forgotten African goddess of agriculture). Situated at 700m altitude, the vineyard is a place where gratitude is instilled and tales appear.' – Jessica Saurwein, Winemaker

Grapes of origin:
Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp.

Tasting notes:
'The 2017 Nom Pinot Noir comes from vines planted in 2008. It was aged in 25-30% new oak and the rest in second-fill. There is 10% whole bunch here, slightly less than previous vintages. It has a clean, pure bouquet of morello cherry, raspberry and emerging hints of rose petal. The palate is well balanced with fine-grained tannin, nice edginess, sappy red berry fruit and a saline finish that lingers nicely. This is a superb follow-up to the 2016. Around 2,000 bottles made - buy one.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100

'Jessica Saurwein seems to grow ever more assured when it comes to the making of her Nom Pinot Noir, the 2017 being her third vintage. From Kaaimansgat grapes, the nose has a musky top note before red and black fruit, herbs and oak spice while the palate displays good fruit density, fresh acidity and fine tannins. It’s a composed, carefully made wine which carries its 14.5% alcohol well.' – Cristian Eedes, 91/100

'The Nom Pinot Noir 2017 is vivacious and shows the typical, ethereal spice of the Elandskloof terroir, perfectly complemented by intense aromas of black tea, red and black plums, fresh cherries and earthy nuances. The 2017 has more depth of flavour than its predecessors, showing lush black berries and aromatic dried herbs, firmly supported by a backbone of powerful tannins and a juicy acidity. It finishes delicately and elegantly, returning with nutmeg spice and forest floor long after the last sip.' – Jolette Steyn, Wine Cellar

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NM 91

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

Red

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