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2012 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR

GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR




This vintage follows the wonderfully successful 2011 release which managed to secure no less than three notable accolades! Immediately it could be pointed out that this being a different vintage represents no correlation to 2011. My response is that I personally regard this as a more notable vintage and herein rests the excitement at tracking its “fast forward” performance, “to be”! Further happiness is that this is an even year and as with the 2010 excellent weather conditions were experienced during this vintage! It has also presented a super crop of both quality and quantum which means we have a useful supply of great Pinot noir from 2012.

Our vineyards are unique in the Cape in that we copy the Burgundian model of planting Pinot Noir according to its tightly spaced tradition. Such close plantings offer greater competition between vines, leading to less vigour and consequent brighter wines with more depth and colour. It must be appreciated that close plantings are historically in keeping with vineyards being tended to by horses verses modern day tractors which have transformed the industry to offering wider spaced vineyard rows.

A bold wine with rich fruity expression, packed with a medley of dark berry and plum flavours . Open textured, velvety and appealing for covert enjoyment from a lingering and expressive finish. Will mature for many years to come.

Alcohol 14,26% Total Acid 5,7 g/L
Residual Sugar 1,75 g/L pH 3,58






CURRENT VINTAGES
2009 TÊTE DE CUVÉE GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2010 TÊTE DE CUVÉE GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2012 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2012 HANNIBAL
2011 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
2012 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
2013 CROCODILE’S LAIR / KAAIMANSGAT CHARDONNAY
2013 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC 'RESERVE'
2014 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2013 BLANC DE MER


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