2020

Sounds of Silence

Description

A beautiful Pinot nose of dried florals. fresh red fruits of strawberry and cranberry, with an inviting extra layer of savoury earthiness. As expected the palate is delicate but with a real presence of pomegranate and strawberry. A lick of French oak helps round the tannins and make the overall structure super-velvety.

Extra Notes

Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Sir Antonie became a Senator in the Cape Parliament and was knighted by King George in 1916 for his efforts to reconcile the Boers and Brits in the bitter aftermath of the Boer War.

Sir Antonie was a farmer extraordinaire and amongst his many farming achievements was the establishment of the first commercial apple orchards in the Elgin Valley. The apple industry remains the economic backbone of the region today.

Well over a century has passed since the pioneering accomplishments of Sir Antonie and today Oak Valley lies in the heart of the Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, its greenhouse cut-flowers, and, for the production of its outstanding cool climate wines.

High on the southern slopes of the Groenland Mountains lies an isolated vineyard exposed to the elements of our cold climate. Wind whistles through the neighbouring fynbos, the only sound that breaks this eerie silence at altitude. Our Pinot Noir takes comfort in austerity. It thrives on hardship. And it lives alone in the Sounds of Silence.

Producer

Oak Valley

Country

South Africa

Region

Elgin

Grapes

Pinot Noir

Type

Fresh & Juicy

Closure

Screw Cap

Colour

Red

ABV

13.60

£16.90

In stock

In stock

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Tastes & Tones

Light & Fruity
.
Rich & Full
Fine Tannins
.
Firm Tannins
Fun & Easy
.
Complex

Perfect with...

roast turkey
poultry
cheese

Region

Elgin

Located about 70km southeast of Cape Town, surrounded by mountains in the Overberg region, Elgin has the town of Grabouw at its centre with lush farmlands surrounding it. The location is unique in that it is low lying, surrounded by mountains and regularly experiences morning mist. This combination has been identified as an ideal cool climate region and as such is now recognised as SA’s coolest wine-producing region.