Cape Chamonix Feldspar Pinot Noir has a bright red colour. The bouquet is complex with scents recalling wild berries, spice, sour cherries and violets. On the palate the wine shows medium body with fruit flavours balanced elegantly with tannins in a long finish. Feldspar Pinot Noir will go wonderfully with your favorite roasted chicken and pasta dishes.
10% whole bunch are hand-selected on sorting tables and fermented in stainless steel vats (maceration carbonique) at 22-28C for 10 days on the skins. The rest is destemmed and fermented in open oak vats for 14 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine of about 13.5% alcohol is matured for 16 months in 228ℓ s French oak barrels with 30% new wood.
Steeped in history and boasting some of the highest planted vineyards in the Cape, Chamonix is set amongst 300 hectares of pristine natural beauty on the Eastern slopes of the Franschhoek mountains, it is all about the passion of place: a real honest desire to express the beauty we find ourselves in daily.
All the fruit is hand-selected, and they follow traditional methods such as making use of spontaneous fermentation and no acidification. Organic compost and mulch are ploughed back into the soil, while their use of green-harvesting (low yields per hectare) ensures that the vineyards are not over-produced. Their philosophy of working hand-in-hand with nature to create unique wines and spirits carries through into the cellar, where the small, hands-on team approach their work with passion and creativity. The end result is a product that is pure, natural and made to be enjoyed.