La Brune (French for The Brunette) brings Burgundy to your
door. The dream to create La Brune was born when the
winemaker fell in love with Pinot Noir through a close friend
Mercurey (Côte Chalonnaise Burgundy).
Visits to Burgundy educated about finesse, elegance, restraint,
purity, freshness, and length. This led to the creation of a
wine that is built upon many small complexities to produce
something truly intricate. A wine that lures you right into the
glass (instead of jumping out!) and makes you dream…
The style behind La Brune Pinot Noir is exactly that. It is pure
and wears no makeup. The wine is packed with complexities
without being overpowering or in your face. It is austere and
reserved, held together with tightness, length and freshness.
It is elegant and has finesse. It reveals, instead of conceals, the
bone structure of Pinot Noir grown on African soil.
La Brune Pinot Noir is all about the journey of great wine.
Great wine can define a moment in one's life. Great wine
carries a message, it teaches a lesson and one walks away a
more fulfilled person.
Wine introduces itself to you with beautiful clean and pure red
fruit. Typical of all great Pinot Noirs, it is perfumed - revealing
the essence of the wine. The wine pulls you in with complexities
of truffles and the aroma of a Burgundian forest at the top of a
village. It makes you dream, recalling voyages...
The journey continues on the palate which is packed with
freshness. The palate is pure, clean and in balance. The red fruit
lingers and the complexities of aging in barrel and bottle come
to the fore. The structure is tight and elegant.
The wine feels alive and tells that there is more to come. It is
refreshing and energetic, and will make you thirsty. A trifle
hesitant at first, but will open up with glass number two. Its
secrets will be revealed as the bottle runs dry.
Latest Vintage & Winemaking Notes
100% Elgin fruit. Blend of clones 667 and 777. Clone 667
provides the bone structure, freshness and minerality and clone
777 gives the fruit and perfume.
Grapes are picked by hand and placed in small 20kg crates.
They are cooled to 1˚C, most are de-stemmed (but not crushed).
Twenty per cent whole bunches is added to Clone 667 and 10%
to Clone 777. Each clone is vinified separately. The berries are
pre-soaked for up to 15 days in small open fermenters. This is
to infuse with flavour and colour creating elegance, finesse,
freshness and purity. Fermentation is allowed to start and finish
spontaneously with wild yeast. Extraction during fermentation is
done by gently walking through the fermenting wine once or
twice a day. This enhances flavour and structure with minimum
extraction. Fermentation is long and slow, with temperatures
stable at approximately 30˚C. Once grapes are fermented dry,
they are softly pressed out and left to settle down in a stainless
steel tank with cooling for up to 2 weeks. Pre-MLF wine is then
free flowed into 300L barrels (Untoasted Burgundian
Oak), 25% new oak, and left to go through MLF. Wine will not
leave the barrel again until it is blended for bottling (after
approximately 12-14 months). La Brune Pinot Noir is in bottle
12 months before release.
Alcohol Vol% = 12.7; Residual sugar g/l = 2.6;
Total acidity g/l = 5.5; Volatile acidity g/l = 0.7; pH = 3.6
Winemaker: Nico Grobler +27 (0)82 067 6425
Info/Sales: Christelle Grobler +27 (0)83 451 3326
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