During the month of August, we not only celebrate Women's Day, but we salute the fabulous Pinot Noir grape. On August 18, 2016, we celebrate International Pinot Noir Day.
Pinot Noir is estimated to be over 1000 years older than the very popular Cabernet Sauvignon and it is often noted for its natural ability to be lighter than other red wines and have softer tannin's.
And not only is Pinot Noir one of the most expensive wine varieties in the world, but the technique used to produce this wine ensures that people can plan on cellaring it for more than 10 years.
Described by our award-winning winemaker, Therese de Beer, "our Reserve Hilltop Pinot Noir 2013 has beautiful ripe strawberry and crushed raspberry aromas on the nose that are perfectly balanced by mellow earthy tones, while the palate shows subtle red berry flavours with hints of oak spice and cinnamon". She concludes that you should enjoy it by using a large round bell-shaped glass to collect the delicate aromas of this darn special wine.
DID YOU KNOW
Pinot Noir is the most expensive wine in the world: Average prices for Pinot Noir are on the rise and the Hong Kong market has a growing thirst for Pinot Noir. In March 2013, six magnums of 1995 DRC sold for $27,300 USD a piece.
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INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR DAY: 18 AUGUST 2016