Kershaw Wines 'Clonal Selection' Elgin Pinot Noir 2018
Made in tiny quantities, Richard Kershaw MW's wines are always in high demand. He established Richard Kershaw Wines in 2012, specialising in the cool-climate wines of Elgin. Being one of the few MW’s to make his own wine, he uses his vast knowledge to craft stunning wines that are easily a match for some of the world’s very best wines. Grapes for the 'Clonal Selection' Pinot Noir come from 11 tiny vineyard parcels in several locations in the Elgin Valley. The grapes were hand-picked, manually sorted and destemmed before being transferred to small open-topped fermenters. Each clone and soil type was micro vinified as a separate batch; the average comprised 39.4% in new oak; and 82.2% was aged in 228-litre barriques with 17.8% in 500-litre casks. This Pinot Noir is characterised by its purity of fruit, focus and freshness. Fine powdery tannins frame notes of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry on the deliciously succulent palate.