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2015
J.H. Meyer
'Cradock Peak'
Pinot Noir
Outeniqua

2015
J.H. Meyer
'Cradock Peak'
Pinot Noir
Outeniqua

All the grapes are grown from one single vineyard in the Outeniqua Mountains, planted in 1997, and dry farmed. Soils are mostly clay loam at an altitude of 880 metres above sea level, with south-east facing slopes. As of 2013 only organic farming methods are used. All grapes were handpicked in the early morning during cooler weather, placed into lug boxes (smaller quantities mean reduced compaction and damage to the fruit) and then moved to cellar. 70% of the grapes undergo carbonic maceration. The rest are fermented with 100% whole bunch, with one punch down daily. The wine ferments at a warm 30 degrees Celsius for about 10 days and then spends another 22 days on the skins for tannin integration. Ageing lasts 11 months on the gross lees, in old French oak, after which the wine is blended and bottled without fining or filtering.

This wine is full of brooding, savoury notes. An attractive earthy, smoky aroma, with sandalwood and grated dark chocolate to add depth. The fruit on the palate is full of dark cherries, ripe blueberries and early autumn blackberries. Will benefit from a good few years of laying down, as well as being beautiful now - if you have the patience, hide a few bottles away and enjoy the tertiary character developing over the next 5 - 7 years.

  • Region: Swartland
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Single vineyard in Outeniqua
  • Vine Age: 20 years old
  • Soil Type: Mostly clay loam
  • Oak: 11 months French oak and 3 months stainless steel
  • Production: 1866 bottles
Winery & Regional Information
SWARTLAND

The Swartland begins roughly 30 miles north of Cape Town and consists of the regions between the towns of Malmesbury in the south, Darling in the west, Piketberg in the north and the Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel in the east. Learn More »

J.H. MEYER SIGNATURE WINES

SWARTLAND

Inspired by many travels to New Zealand, California and Burgundy, Johan Meyer, AKA “Stompie”, has been scouting vineyards hoping to produce the best South Africa can offer, giving honor to the world’s most elite varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Johan established his namesake winery in 2011, with 2012 seeing the first bottling of these fine wines. Driven by nature and “terroir” the wines show unique flavors and characteristics of the land from which they came. He loves nature and focuses on the vines and site rather than on winemaking recipes or traditions. He says, "I want to make honest and... Learn More »

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