Vriesenhof, Limited Release Pinot Noir 750ml 2012South Africa, Stellenbosch
'From clones 777 and 115 planted on a south-facing slope in front of the Vriesenhof cellar, the 2012 Limited Release was fermented in seasoned Burgundian oak and aged for 2 years. With time in the bottle, it is now starting to blossom and offers a kaleidoscope of complexity. Though the oak is still present, there is good integration of acidity, tannin, fruit and meaty nuances. Forest floor, slight reduction, dark olive and earthiness lead to a deep and rich palate. A towering wine with ample tannin structure for at least another decade of ageing. Tremendous value.' – Roland Peens (May 2020)
Jan Coetzee purchased Vriesenhof in 1980 and a few years later expanded it with its neighbouring farm, Talana Hill. Vriesenhof describes their approach as embracing unconventional wisdom. They don’t direct their vines into certain trends but rather allow them to be a true expression of their triumphs and struggles that nature has provided. In the words of the Vriesenhof family, ‘The winemaker is a humble servant of nature. His role is to give nature the opportunity to produce the best possible wine.’ Vriesenhof also produces a Conservation Collection wine helping raise funds for South Africa’s endangered wildlife.
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