Moya Meaker Pinot Noir 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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Ex-Boekenhoutskloof winemaker and rising star, Jean Smit’s deft hand makes for a seriously good Elgin Pinot Noir at a great price. It impresses with an alluring nose and poised fruit purity, followed by plush and sensual tannins.
The Moya Meaker Pinot Noir offers serious Pinot punch at a great price point and has quickly become a Wine Cellar favourite. Named after David Curl’s mother-in-law, Moya Meaker, who was Miss SA in 1959, it celebrates her radiance and lively persona. This fine Pinot impresses with an alluring nose and poised fruit-purity, followed by lithe and fresh, yet plush and sensual tannins.

Tasting notes:
'Fresh bright and lively with a nose that is quite deep and intense. There is more fruit than on the previous with great depth and lots of spice, and some toasty oak. The overall impression is a denser wine, showing off oak spice co-mingling with red and black fruit. There is a nice balance of power and intensity yet a sense of refinement to end.’ – James Pietersen

'An immaculate bombardment of red and black fruit, a joyful vibrancy of fresh cherries, the coolness of newly budded roses and subtle hits of spiced black plum and white pepper, career along gracefully and evolve onto a palate shot through with blood orange zing. Deft and lightweight, underpinned by classic black cherry and just a hint of bitter chocolate. The tannin structure is lux and coated, and bends in harmony with the lemony acidy. Supreme balance and extraordinary length lend this wine to a smart dinner companion, or chilled down just slightly as a daytime refresher.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jean Smit
Alcohol 14.3%
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Technical analysis RS: 2.8 g/L | TA: 5.9 g/L | PH: 3.38
Producer information Established in 2010 by Canadian-born David Curl, the former owner of Château Gaby in Bordeaux, and South African-born Genevieve Hamilton-Brown, this Elgin property lies in an amphitheatre formed by the Hottentots-Holland, Groenland and Kogelberg Mountains. The 3-ha parcel of ancient Bokkeveld shale soils offers the perfect terroir for cultivating this elusive Burgundian grape. At this high altitude, the vines are exposed to large diurnal shifts giving the Pinot Noir its bright acidity and lovely, plush fruit density. Produced from high-density plantings of Dijon 667 and 777 heritage clones, together with Jean's deft winemaking, makes for a delicious, on-point Elgin Pinot at a great price.
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