This wine has the classic strawberry and cherry fruit you‘d expect from Pinot Noir with a touch of peppery spice that is particularly typical of Elgin. The weather was generally moderate during the harvest and produced grapes of moderate sugar levels and good natural acidity.
Rudger van Wyk, winemaker: Rudger is a graduate in oenology from Stellenbosch University. Upon graduation, he was selected for the prestigious Cape Winemakers’ Guild Protege program where he did apprenticeships in top Cape cellars, including Nitida and Kanonkop, and a harvest in Burgundy which inspired his passion for Pinot Noir. Rudger is currently the winemaker of Stark-Conde Wines in Stellenbosch. Rudger was born and raised in George on the Eastern slopes of the Cape, where the Kara Tara river is located. Rudger was the 2018 Diner’s Club Young Wine-maker of the Year.
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