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Iona Kloof Pinot Noir 2018

£35.95 incl. VAT

1 in stock

Iona Kloof Pinot Noir 2018 is an intriguing wine showing beautiful complexity with intricate notes of sloe berries, sun dried red cherries, wet grey slate and ripe pomegranate. The palate is spicy, sleek and linear, perhaps holding a bit back, but is already rich and bright with glassy cool, tight acids, a direct, taut texture and a long blue and black berry fruited finish with pithy, stony mineral tannins. Lovely balance and wonderfully attractive now but certainly good for a few more years in the cellar. 94 Points, GS(MW), May 2022.

Jancis Robinson 16.5++ Points
Wine Safari 94 Points

Tasting Note
The terroir has produced a chalky, linear and austere Pinot with razor sharp acidity and delicious fruit profile.

Winemaking
Extensive bunch sorting by hand prior to destemming occured. Bunches were destemmed without crushing, with 5% whole bunch for complexity. Grapes were cold soaked for 5-7 days prior to the start of fermentation. Fermentation occured naturally in open top fermenters. A combination of gentle punchdowns and pumpovers by hand 2 times per day, depending on requirements were used during fermentation where temperature peaked at 32°C. The wines were transferred to 500L and 300L French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place (27% new wood, the rest 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill). Maturation in oak was for 12 months and on the lees for the full period. After ageing for 12 months in barrel, the wines were racked and blended in stainless steel tanks. The wines were clarified naturally for a period of 2 months before bottling.

Oak Ageing
Time: 12 Months
Type: French Oak 500L
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 30

Iona Kloof Pinot Noir 2018

£35.95 incl. VAT

1 in stock

Iona Kloof Pinot Noir 2018 is an intriguing wine showing beautiful complexity with intricate notes of sloe berries, sun dried red cherries, wet grey slate and ripe pomegranate. The palate is spicy, sleek and linear, perhaps holding a bit back, but is already rich and bright with glassy cool, tight acids, a direct, taut texture and a long blue and black berry fruited finish with pithy, stony mineral tannins. Lovely balance and wonderfully attractive now but certainly good for a few more years in the cellar. 94 Points, GS(MW), May 2022.

Jancis Robinson 16.5++ Points
Wine Safari 94 Points

Tasting Note
The terroir has produced a chalky, linear and austere Pinot with razor sharp acidity and delicious fruit profile.

Winemaking
Extensive bunch sorting by hand prior to destemming occured. Bunches were destemmed without crushing, with 5% whole bunch for complexity. Grapes were cold soaked for 5-7 days prior to the start of fermentation. Fermentation occured naturally in open top fermenters. A combination of gentle punchdowns and pumpovers by hand 2 times per day, depending on requirements were used during fermentation where temperature peaked at 32°C. The wines were transferred to 500L and 300L French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place (27% new wood, the rest 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill). Maturation in oak was for 12 months and on the lees for the full period. After ageing for 12 months in barrel, the wines were racked and blended in stainless steel tanks. The wines were clarified naturally for a period of 2 months before bottling.

Oak Ageing
Time: 12 Months
Type: French Oak 500L
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 30

Iona Kloof Pinot Noir 2018

£35.95 incl. VAT

1 in stock

Iona Kloof Pinot Noir 2018 is an intriguing wine showing beautiful complexity with intricate notes of sloe berries, sun dried red cherries, wet grey slate and ripe pomegranate. The palate is spicy, sleek and linear, perhaps holding a bit back, but is already rich and bright with glassy cool, tight acids, a direct, taut texture and a long blue and black berry fruited finish with pithy, stony mineral tannins. Lovely balance and wonderfully attractive now but certainly good for a few more years in the cellar. 94 Points, GS(MW), May 2022.

Jancis Robinson 16.5++ Points
Wine Safari 94 Points

Tasting Note
The terroir has produced a chalky, linear and austere Pinot with razor sharp acidity and delicious fruit profile.

Winemaking
Extensive bunch sorting by hand prior to destemming occured. Bunches were destemmed without crushing, with 5% whole bunch for complexity. Grapes were cold soaked for 5-7 days prior to the start of fermentation. Fermentation occured naturally in open top fermenters. A combination of gentle punchdowns and pumpovers by hand 2 times per day, depending on requirements were used during fermentation where temperature peaked at 32°C. The wines were transferred to 500L and 300L French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place (27% new wood, the rest 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill). Maturation in oak was for 12 months and on the lees for the full period. After ageing for 12 months in barrel, the wines were racked and blended in stainless steel tanks. The wines were clarified naturally for a period of 2 months before bottling.

Oak Ageing
Time: 12 Months
Type: French Oak 500L
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 30

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