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The La Vierge Collection’s SEDUCTION Pinot Noir is our cool climate expression of a youthful, vibrant style of Pinot. It is made in an elegant, yet accessible, style and showcases Pinot’s softer side.  

Origin

Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge  

 

Name                                    

The Seduction Pinot Noir has been custom made to entice a younger generation of wine lovers to the welcoming bosom of Pinot. Upfront fruit, supple lines and the inherent length and grace of Pinot noir structure should entice both younger and older lovers of wine.  

 

Soil Type                               

Planted to Argillaceous  Shale of the Bokkeveld Series

 

Trellising System 

Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)  

Aspect 

North West  

Clones                                   

113, 114, 115, 667 and 777  

Age of Vines                        

4 – 7 years  

Average Yield                      

2 – 5 tons/ha (13 –  33 hl/ha)  

Vines per hectare               

5500 – 7000  

Production                           

4,500 cases of 6 x 750ml bottles  

 

 

 

Climate                                 

The Pinot Noir planted on our farm in the new ward of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, 10km in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate being “temperate” in style, where the southerly maritime winds blow through the appellations during the summer. These winds in turn bring regular sea mists and overcast conditions to the areas and with it more even temperatures. The average temperature is 19° C and rainfall, approximately, 750mm per year.  

 

Technical details                  

The grapes were harvested in eight batches by hand enjoying cool early morning temperatures.  After overnight cold storage they were sorted, destemmed and gently crushed into red ferment tanks. Cold maceration occurred for 5 days.  The wine was then fermented under controlled temperatures until dry.  The skins were then lightly pressed and the wine racked into a selection of older French Oak Barriques and stainless steel tanks for 9 months ageing and maturation. Final blending occurred one month prior to bottling and the wine was allowed to develop further in bottle prior to release.  

 

Analysis                                 

Alcohol by volume               13.5%

Total Acidity                          6.7 g/L pH                                           3.30

Volatile Acid                          0.7 g/L Residual Sugar                      2.6 g/L  

 

Styling                                    The wine has an expressive dark fruit character, full of plum and black cherries. There is a savoury undertone that gives a complexity to the wine that is complimentary to the mineral backbone of the wine. A hint of oak gives support and length and the classic lasting finish to this Pinot. Enjoy slightly chilled on a warm summer’s day or with earthy pasta dishes of butternut and mushroom, roast duck or slow roasted pork.