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Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir

Scenes from a movie based on the life of Napoleon were shot on the Cinema site the year before vineyards were introduced, which gave this wine its name. This Cuvée is a selection of barrels made from said single vineyard, a premium site in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge that was meticulously designed to produce the highest quality Pinot Noir with the planting of high density vines using disease-free Dijon clones.

Latest release (2018)

An outstandingly coherent and integrated vintage with a trademark nose of strawberry, rose and sweet Indian spices. Those notes carry through on the palate along with subtle smoke and sea salt, culminating in a remarkably long finish. Firm tannins and bracing acidity provide robust structure that augurs well for ageing through 2030.

Vinification

Fermented using only native yeasts with a ratio of whole clusters (50%) to whole berries (50%) in a stainless steel tank. The total time in tank was 31 days. The wine was then transferred to barrel (25% new) where it remained for 11 months before bottling.

Technical Analysis

pH 3.57
alc% 14.25%
Total acidity 5.1 g/l

Total sulphites 60 mg/l
Residual sugar 2.3 g/l