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Lot 233

Storm Wines
Vrede Pinot Noir, 2012
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
After working 12 vintages in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as winemaker at Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Hannes Storm discovered 2 tiny parcels of land with particularly exceptional terroirs and planted them with Pinot Noir in 2008. 2012 saw the maiden vintage being released and was produced from low-vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld (‘Buck Veld’) shale soil in the Valley ward. Hannes is now the only producer of Pinot Noir from each of the three appellations in the Hemel-en-Aarde and the Vrede is widely regarded as SA’s benchmark. Just 350 cases were produced and it offers fine aging potential.

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'Hemel-en-Aarde Valley origin, similar to Moya’s except for 25% new oak, more ripeness. 12 has classic tones, spice & red berries, notes of white pepper, earth. Palate is bright & refreshing, streamlined.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015,  4*

'The 2012 Pinot Noir Vrede includes 25% new barrels (apparently the cooper made the staves with different toasting and grain.) It is darker in color and clearly in possession of more fruit intensity with dark cherries, blackcurrant pastille and a touch of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins, the alcohol coming through more here (13.8%) with a sense of opulence allied with finesse toward the finish. This is (predictably) an impressive debut.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (October 2014), 92/100

‘Dark and plush, with deliciously succulent plum, blackberry coulis and black cherry sauce flavors supported by subtle singed cinnamon and graphite notes. The iron-laced finish stretches out admirably. Drink now through 2017. 250 cases made’ – Wine Spectator (May 2016), 92/100


Estimate: R 6 500 - 8 500 

Sold for R 7 500
Which is R 8 535 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT

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