Donkiesbaai Pinot Noir 2017
The label by Rust en Vrede is a celebration of Donkiesbaai, the Weskus home where the Engelbrecht family have their holidays for years. Using fruit sourced from specifically identified vineya
The grapes for this wine come from the Ceres Plateau which is one of the highest Pinot Noir vineyards in South Africa. It has a continental climate, with cool nights and warm days which facilitate gradual ripening, ideal for Pinot Noir. The grapes are de-stemmed as whole berries, and fermented in an open- top fermenter. Gentle pump-overs and punch downs were performed towards the end of fermentation, thereafter the wine was matured in seasoned 300l French Oak barrels for 12 months.