Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2009 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while
maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2009 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A larger percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil in 2009 has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.
This is really precise, with great cut to the nervy chive, thyme, lime, pippin apple and fleur de sel notes that run seamlessly through the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2011. 500 cases imported.
In 1994, Anthony Hamilton-Russell founded Southern Right Cellars as a Pinotage specialist, convinced that Pinotage has the intrinsic qualities to produce truly world-class wine with a distinct South African expression and typicity. As an early ripening grape, it is Anthony’s belief that Pinotage will perform best in cooler, maritime areas, where a longer, slower ripening season will afford fully developed tannins and a
greater fruit complexity.
In partnership with winemaker Kevin Grant, the team initiated plantings... View More