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2015
J.H. Meyer
'Elands Rivier'
Pinot Noir
Elandskloof Valley

2015
J.H. Meyer
'Elands Rivier'
Pinot Noir
Elandskloof Valley

All the grapes sourced from a one single vineyard in the Elandskloof Valley, between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp. The vineyard was planted in 2008, with a high density of dry farmed vines. Soils are mostly sandstone with shale and clay and vineyard lies at 760 metres, 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 elegant wine has notes of cherry and red fruit aromatics, with leafy and savoury complexity. The silky texture and the integrated barrel aromas linger throughout the palate.

  • Region: Elandskloof Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Single vineyard in Elandskloof Valley
  • Vine Age: 19 years old
  • Soil Type: Sandstone with shale and clay
  • Oak: 11 months French oak and 3 months stainless steel
  • Production: 1733 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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