David Frost Wine

NEW Grand Slam Pinotage-Pinot Noir Blend 2017

NEW Grand Slam Pinotage-Pinot Noir Blend 2017

Brand new to the David Frost wine collection this blend oozes a gentle nuance of berries with soft black fruits and brushes of spice on the nose. Expressive bright plum and berry are immediately obvious on the palate. Medium-bodied, juicy, and lively with well restrained oak usage. Delicious & soft-textured with surprising length and complexity.

Vineyards

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 ward influenced by the cold Atlantic Ocean just six miles away. Cooled in summer by 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. Ancient, 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, flavorful fruit.

Winemaking

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 a gentle crushing in stainless steel tanks. The grapes are fermented at carefully controlled and varietally optimal temperatures and then matured in 225 l oak barriques.

Tastingnote

Gentle nuance of berries with soft black fruits and brushes of spice on the nose. Expressive bright plum and berry are immediately obvious on the palate. Medium-bodied, juicy, and lively with well restrained oak usage. Delicious & soft-textured with surprising length and complexity.

Analysis

14.0% Alcohol by Volume
4.15 Residual Sugar
5.11 Titratable Acidity
3.69 pH Balance