Ernst Gouws & Co Pinot Noir, Western Cape

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Ernst Gouws & Co Pinot Noir, Western Cape

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Tasting Note

With multiple layers of flavour, the immediate aromas are of raspberry and dark cherry. The flavours of the Pinot Noir are subtle and embraced by a deeper sense of spice, earth and dark chocolate.

Producer Note

Ernst & Gouws is a family owned business in the heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Synonymous with producing quality South African wines which are rich in heritage, tradition and driven by a profound passion for wine and family values. In 1975 a dapper and enthusiastic Ernst travelled to Europe, under his father's instructions not to return to South Africa until he had mastered the art of winemaking. During his voyage of discovery to France and Germany he missed his childhood sweetheart, Gwenda and invited her to visit. After falling madly in love they decided to marry there and then. Forty years later, three children and many Gouws grandchildren later, Ernst and Gwenda still run the family business alongside their three children, Ezanne, Ernst Jnr and Inke.

Vineyard

Ernst subscribes to the French philosophy that the quality of the grape is inextricably linked to the "terroir", so he travels to various regions throughout the Western Cape and handpicks his grapes in the areas where they naturally grow at their very best.

Winemaking

The wine was matured for 18 months in a selection of new and second fill French oak barrels.

Serving Suggestion

A fine partner for rich terrines, veal, venison and Mediterranean cuisine.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%

Producer:  Ernst Gouws & Co
Grape Varieties:  Pinot Noir
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  Mid weight red
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  South Africa
Style / Colour:  Red

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