David Frost Wine

Grand Slam Pinot Noir 2017

Grand Slam Pinot Noir 2017

Introducing a new varietal to the David Frost portfolio, our Grand Slam Pinot Noir offers aromas of grated nutmeg, orange peel and red cherry. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Bright berry fruit with some interesting darker mineral tones. Juicy.


90 Points | James Suckling


Majority of the grapes are sourced from vineyards on north and south-east facing back slopes of the Tygerberg hills which are typical of the prime viticultural land that characterizes the maritime Durbanville wine ware influenced by the cold Atlantic Ocean just six miles away. Cooled in summer by moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists and south-eastern breezes, these hills benefit from a typically Mediterranean climate with generous rainfall during frost-free winters and dry, warm summers. Deep and well-drained soils capture and retain water well into the summer, creating just the right balance between moisture and stress for the vine to naturally produce healthy and flavorful fruit.


The wines are handcrafted from start to finish. Grapes are hand picked and bunches and berries undergo a second sorting, also by hand, at the cellar. Red grapes undergo maceration and gentle crushing in stainless steel tanks. Fermented at carefully controlled and varietally optimal temperatures and matured in 225l oak barriques.


This Pinot Noir unfolds ripe plums, red and black berries, floral notes, subtle spice with a hint of cloves. Soft and balanced, perfectly aged in French oak barrels. The earth-driven palate of pinot noir makes for a great complement to various mushroom dishes, whether a mushroom risotto, or a savory cutlet of beef topped with a mushroom sauce.


13.5% Alcohol by Volume
2.8 Residual Sugar
5.3 Titratable Acidity
3.47 pH Balance