Bona Fide Pinot Noir

Bona Fide is the Latin term for "In good trust", referring appropriately to our relationship with the owners of the vineyards, the Lötter family, with whom we’ve maintained a friendship that extends back 30 years. It is only through a relationship based on complete trust that the resulting wine will do justice to this special site.

Latest release (2017)

Ripe, dark red fruit balanced by a floral elegance. Fresh herbs, gentle smoke, salinity and earthy notes make this this is a bold vintage with sturdy tannin and fresh acidity that augurs well for ageing.


Fermentation occurs spontaneously with no commercial yeasts added. There was a 50% whole bunch component with the rest de-stemmed but left intact as whole berries. Total time on skins was 4 weeks where after the wine spent 11 months in French Oak barriques. 20% new oak.

Technical Analysis

pH 3.60
alc% 13.8%
Total acidity 5.3 g/l

Total sulphites 50 mg/l
Residual sugar 1.5 g/l