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South Africa, Western Cape region

B Vintners

B Vintners 'Black Bream' Pinot Noir 2015

B Vintners 'Black Bream' Pinot Noir 2015 - 93 pts Wine Spectator

Tasting Notes

This is a bigger style of Pinot, showing its spice, earth and darker fruits. A unique wine that comes from the Walker Bay region, but not the now famous Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Rather, the vineyard is situated directly NE of the town of Stanford. The vineyard lies at about 350 meters above sea level, five miles from the ocean, and receive cooling breezes off the ocean. This is a rugged, windswept vineyard and one of only a very few vineyards in South Africa planted with Pinot Noir on predominantly limestone soil, at altitude, close to the ocean.

Food Accompaniments

duck, mushroom dishes, pork, chicken

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

93 pts Wine Spectator 12/31/16
This is gorgeous, with light cinnamon, black tea and powdered star anise notes inlaid into a streamlined and silky core of crushed cherry and raspberry fruit. The long, perfumy finish weaves like incense smoke in the air as a subtle minerality plays out. Drink now through 2021. 250 cases imported

Winemaker Notes

Black Bream is an alternate name for South Africa’s national fish, the galjoen. They are normally found in shallow, inaccessible areas of the coastline with dangerous reefs and turbulent water, where the environment provides a natural safe haven. Similarly, the pioneering Black Bream vineyards are protected by a hidden valley which creates a unique microclimate.
This sumptuous Pinot Noir offers generous red and black fruit flavors, backed by fragrant cinnamon and clove spice. A thread of crushed oyster shell weaves through the palate, adding a distinct saline character and an appealing savoriness.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




14% alcohol by volume




Pinot Noir

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