Type: Red Wine
Country: South Africa
Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Code: HAMI075
One of the leading producers in South Africa. The primal character of the Pinot Noir is on show in this impressive Hamilton Russell masterpiece. Soft, sweet, perfumed with a earthy undertone. You need to try it!

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Oz Clarke, wine writer, UK ".... superb, restrained, Burgundian Chardonnay and Pinot noir that set a standard for the rest of the hemisphere..."One of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa, this Pinot noir and Chardonnay specialist pioneered viticulture in the beautiful, cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell, purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa’s top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties.
On the nose stewed plums, cherry skin and blackberry. On the palate the fruit is less apparent. Earth, mushroom and anise join the bouquet. Very moreish.
Drink with Venison / Lamb or Ostrich burgers!
The vines are planted on stony, shale and clay rich soil with low vigour. Cool maritime climate producing naturally small yields. Matured for 10 months in 228 litre French Oak.

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