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Moya Meaker Pinot Noir Elgin, 2021

Moya Meaker Pinot Noir Elgin, 2021

Moya Meaker Pinot Noir Elgin, 2021


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