Copper Pot` Pinot Noir, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape, South Africa 2019
The nose has notes of bright pomegranate, hibiscus and redcurrants with some underlying juniper and cedar tones. The palate is juicy and lively, showing an integrated acidity and fine tannins with generous red fruit flavours. Zesty citrus, nutmeg and earthy tones come through on the dry finish.
The fruit for the 'Copper Pot' Pinot Noir is sourced from numerous sites in the Overberg region, most of which are just outside the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. This area is destined to become a new ward called “Shaw's Mountain” and the soils here are predominantly clay-shale. The fertile soils and cool growing conditions of this area produce wines with good acidity and fragrance. A small amount of fruit is also sourced from a vineyard in Elgin, where the soils are clay, and from an organically-farmed site on decomposed granite soils in the Bottelary Hills near Stellenbosch. All the vineyards are trellised and spur-pruned.