Kershaw GPS Hemel en Aarde Ridge Pinot Noir 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Hemel-en-Aarde
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'A new wine to the Kershaw line up, this is sourced from La Vierge on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and is a cuvée of mostly the 777 and 115 Dijon clones. Pretty, perfumed and refined, with rose petal and Turkish Delight aromas that segue into sweet, palate-caressing flavours. Drink 2020-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 93/100

'From Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, 2018 with ripe strawberry aromas has more obvious charm in youth than its stablemate, more richness (though balanced by firm acidity & less tannin) but less intensity. A subtle savoury element, though, on the good finish.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'The 2018 Pinot Noir Kershaw GPS Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge was 65% aged in 228- and 500-liter barrels for 10–11 months. It has an open, expressive, almost loose-knit nose of red cherries and crushed strawberry fruit, simple but effective. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity, and lightly spiced with touches of sous-bois and brown spices toward the elegant finish. Very fine. Drink 2022-2032.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 91/100 (Apr 2021)

'Captivating floral attributes underscored by purity, focus and freshness framed by fine powder tannins yet cushioned by a succulent texture and flavours of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry.' – Richard Kershaw, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Richard Kershaw
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir made from French clones PN777 & PN115
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating TA 93
Producer information Master of Wine and award-winning Elgin based winemaker, Richard Kershaw has one of the most unique approaches to winemaking in the Cape. He focuses on clonal selection and meticulously sources grapes from small parcels. Working with what is best suited to Elgin, Richard started with Chardonnay but soon branched out to Syrah and Pinot Noir. Formerly with Kanu and Mulderbosch, British-born Richard has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters vinous. His wines are produced in small quantities, they are refined and elegant, often described as ethereal.
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