Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 114
  • Storm Wines; Vrede Pinot Noir; 2017; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

Vrede Pinot Noir, 2017
3 (1 x 3) 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.

Vrede Pinot Noir hails from a steep, northeast-facing slope in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley with low-vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil.

Critics Ratings

‘Another stunning Pinot from Hannes Storm, who makes some of the best examples of the grape in the Cape. This is on shale-derived clay and has produced a wonderfully aromatic red in 2017: lifted, floral and serene with fine tannins, supple red berry fruit and some tannic support. 2019-25.’ - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

‘A subtle touch of oak gently perched on top of juicy strawberry and cherry fruit, waiting to integrate. Finesse and complexity on the classy 2017 that has layers of flavour unfolding in the glass. The 2017 is getting better, patience will be awarded.’ – Higgo Jacobs (Feb 2022)

‘Very pale ruby. Marked, bright fruit and floral aromatics, yet with a savoury, spice and flint undertow. Juicy, vibrant and delicate yet structured. Lovely length.’ - Tim Jackson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Dec 2019)

‘Hallmark fruity-savoury persistence, brooding intensity from bouquet to finish on Hemel-en-Aarde Valley offering. Compact body, latent power from clay-rich, low-vigour Bokkeveld soil most noticeable on 2017. Deserves 5+ years cellaring to deliver on potential. New oak 28%. Also in 1.5L. Natural ferment, as all the wines; unfined/filtered as all reds.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020, 4.5* (94/100)

Provenance

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