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Moya Meaker Pinot Noir Elgin, 2021

$38.00
Moya Meaker Pinot Noir Elgin, 2021

Moya Meaker Pinot Noir Elgin, 2021

$38.00
description

The wine opens with scents of dark roses, red and black cherries, wax crayons, and a feather-light sprinkling of spice.

The palate is expansive and mouth-coating, exploding with succulent cherries, wild black plums, and raspberries.

The intense fruit concentration is refreshed by lively blood-orange acidity and has an almost airy quality, as it lifts and sculpts. Cherry pip chewiness on the back palate bends to a fine-textured and silky body; buffering fruit-laden tannins to a long, smooth, and refreshing finish.

  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • A 3.12HA densely planted vineyard, located on a ridge of ancient clay-rich Bokkeveld shale, made up of 5 blocks
  • Dijon clones 667 and 777
  • The five blocks were hand harvested in different tranches for optimum ripeness
  • All grapes were destemmed and gravity fed to tulip-shaped Italian concrete vessels to ensure whole berry fermentation
  • To capture the elegance of the fruit, and avoid excessive extraction, the wine spent just 10 days on skins, with relatively short pump-overs twice per day
  • Spontaneous fermentation with minimal extraction
  • Malolactic conversion occurred spontaneously in a combination of 2000-litre conical-shaped Austrian oak foudre and 300-litre Burgundian oak barrels, 25% new, with lees contact for eleven months of maturation