2017 is one of those vintages where the purity of Pinot Noir reigns supreme. Especially, Pinot Noir that hails from the much-celebrated Kaaimansgat Vineyard, 700m above-sea-level, in the Elandskloof ward…

2017 is one of those vintages where the purity of Pinot Noir reigns supreme. Especially, Pinot Noir that hails from the much-celebrated Kaaimansgat Vineyard, 700m above-sea-level, in the Elandskloof ward that lies just outside Villiersdorp.

Since its release in 2015, Saurwein Nom Pinot Noir has cultivated a niche following. Favourable reviews by Neal Martin and a great response to both the 2015 and 2016 after the 2017 Young Guns showcase, cemented this wine as one to look out for.

Jessica Saurwein’s third vintage from this beautiful terroir has gone from strength to strength, increasing in depth, complexity and elegance along the way. Being a drier vintage, the wines from 2017 are more concentrated with a determined intensity and purity of fruit that sets them apart.

We’ve received a small allocation of this wine and are delighted to offer it to you. With only 5 barrels produced, this wine is ripe for the picking, or buying if you will. Cellar up to 2025.

Tasting Notes:

Saurwein, Nom Pinot Noir 2017  – R365
The Nom Pinot Noir 2017 is vivacious and shows the typical, ethereal spice of the Elandskloof terroir, perfectly complemented by intense aromas of black tea, red and black plums, fresh cherries and earthy nuances. The 2017 has more depth of flavour than its predecessors, showing lush black berries and aromatic dried herbs, firmly supported by a backbone of powerful tannins and a juicy acidity. It finishes delicately and elegantly, returning with nutmeg spice and forest floor long after the last sip.

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