Saurwein Om Pinot Noir 2022 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Hemel-en-Aarde
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‘14% alcohol. From Place of the Gods Farm, a dryland vineyard 12 km from the sea and lies at 300 m. Granitic soils with quite a bit of clay, clones 115 and 667 planted in 2006. Juicy, bright and focused with lovely raspberry and red cherry fruit, as well as some iron and blood notes. Really intense with fine red fruits and good acidity and structure. Very expressive with fine red fruits and good acidity and structure. Lovely elegance here, allied to structure, with a sour cherry finish. Quite Barolo like, in a good way.’ – Jamie Goode,, 96/100

‘One of a pair of very impressive Pinot Noirs from Jessica Saurwein, this is the more structured of the pair, using grapes from granite and deep clay soils on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Savoury, spicy and intense, it has plenty of zip and focus, pomegranate, clove and redcurrant flavours and svelte tannins. 2024-30’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 94/100

‘Grapes from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. 10% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months in 228-litre barrels, 25% new. Top notes of rose and herbs before cranberry, red cherry and white pepper. The palate is clean and fresh with fine tannins – pure and direct, this shows admirable refinement. Alc: 13.5%.’ – Christian Eedes,, 93/100

'Red berries, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated, velvety tannin, crisp acidity, medium-bodied. I love this wine, as it has depth and intensity beyond the initial fruit and is poised and oh so age-worthy too! Drink: 2023 – 2038' – Winemaker

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Condition New
Winemaker Jessica Saurwein
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating JG 96
Producer information Winemaker Jessica Saurwein followed in her family's winemaking footsteps by creating her own wine brand, Saurwein. Her family's winemaking history dates back to the 17th century, where her ancestors made 'sour' wine for the Emperor of Austria. Jessica focuses on Pinot Noir and Riesling, producing 3 different wines under her label. One wine produced from the Elandskloof Valley, one from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region, and one from the Elgin Valley.
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