Momento, Tinta Barocca 750ml 2016South Africa, Cape Coastal
Fresh red cherries, purple plums and spicy tea leaves. Vibrant and perfumed palate, with a youthful and well integrated tannin texture.
'From my early years as winemaker in Bot River, I have had a love affair with an old Tinta Barocca vineyard on the Beaumont’s farm, Compagnesdrift. I dreamt of making a straight Tinta Barocca from this beautiful old vineyard, and after gaining some experience and confidence, working in Douro, Portugal, Momento Tinta Barocca was born - a wine that reflects the spirit of the vine.
My winemaking approach is gentle and ‘hands-off’, respecting the grape and its place, and allowing the wine to express its own character and origin.' – Marelise Niemann
42-year-old Tinta Barocca, south-facing, origin Bot River.
This vineyard was hand-picked and hand-sorted, starting in the early hours of the morning. As a result of vineyard age and little rainfall in 2015, the vineyard production was reduces to a tiny 2 tons. Natural and gentle winemaking procedures were followed in the cellar, allowing the vineyard to speak and express itself in the wine. 1/3 whole bunches and gentle punch downs by hand done twice daily. After 5 weeks of maceration on skins, grapes were basket-pressed to barrel. 15 months of oak maturation in old, 225 litre French oak barrels.
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