Mooiplaas
Watershed Pinot Noir
2019

R1,620.00

R270.00 per bottle
W.O Stellenbosch

91 in stock

The Watershed Pinot Noir is made in the classical cold climate style. The wine is driven by the intense fruit of red berries with perfectly integrated acidity and a good structure. The goal was to create a wine which shows elegance and complexity rather than a heavy, oak-dominated style. The wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age for 8 to 10 years.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Tasting Notes

The Watershed Pinot Noir is made in the classical cold climate style. The wine is driven by intense fruit of red berries with perfectly integrated acidity and a good structure. The goal was to create a wine which shows elegance and complexity rather than a heavy, oak dominated style. The wine should evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age for 8 to 10 years.

From the vineyard

The Watershed takes pride of place as the highest vineyards on Mooiplaas, with a panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain. At an altitude of 370m above sea level, cool southerly winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean create ideal ripening conditions for grapes of exceptional quality.

Harvest date: 14 February 2018. Harvested by hand.
Yield: 17 hl- and 2.8 tonnes/ha

In the cellar

Grapes were de-stemmed but weren’t crushed (whole berries). Cold soaking took place for 2 days. Fermentation took place over 7 days on the skins in open bin liners at 24 – 28 0C. Punched down 5 times a day, pressed with a pneumatic press. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred.

Barrel Profile: Specially selected 225L and 300L barrels. Wine was aged for 9 months. French oak barrels, 3rd and 4th fill.

Bottling: 28 January 2019

Food Paring

Crayfish, prawns, grilled fish, creamy pasta dish and roast chicken

Technical Analysis

alc rs pH ta
13.65% 2.2 3.59 4.8

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