Deep garnet in colour. Great character into softly sweet and savoury qualities — like black forest cherry and lightly smoked duck breast with a black pepper crust. The palate is supple, with Pinot’s classic light tannins and vibrant acidity. In the end, all of these qualities harmonize beautifully with each other into a masterpiece of a cool climate Pinot Noir.
Oak Valley Estate Groenlandberg Pinot Noir
for the equivalent of £22.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Oak Valley Estate
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Smoky and Savoury
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.9% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
4 in stock
Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Sir Antonie became a Senator in the Cape Parliament and was knighted by King George in 1916 for his efforts to reconcile the Boers and Brits in the bitter aftermath of the Boer War. Sir Antonie was a farmer extraordinaire and amongst his many farming achievements was the establishment of the first commercial apple orchards in the Elgin Valley. The apple industry remains the economic backbone of the region today. Well over a century has passed since the pioneering accomplishments of Sir Antonie and today Oak Valley lies in the heart of the Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, its greenhouse cut-flowers, and, for the production of its outstanding cool climate wines.