Pinot noir 2021
One of the best vintages to date, the 2021 Pinot Noir classically displays the pristine fruit from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. This wine reveals notes of red cherries, cranberries and raspberries combined with hints of nutmeg and clove spices. We are proud to release this elegant, age-worthy wine.
The 2021 growing season had a fair amount of rain falling before the grapes started to ripen. This did not have a negative effect as the natural irrigation helped to reduce stress levels on the vines, allowing them to function optimally during the ripening period. The accumulation of cold units in the early winter was fantastic for breaking dormancy. Winter rainfall was lower than in the previous season but still sufficient to replenish soil profiles. The vineyards had even budburst and the initial growth was also even, mainly due to higher than normal maximum and minimum temperatures during September. Grape quality was very favourable, leading to an exceptional vintage.