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February 6, 2023

Weekly Offer for Feb 6/23

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:06 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online feature this week is the 2019 Lothian Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir (Western Cape, South Africa) – $28.49, (regularly $41.99).

The Lothian of Elgin Vineyards has their history from Scotland and with three generations of Cape winemakers in toe, the Wilson family grew up on their grandmother’s Rust en Vrede vineyard in the 1950s and 60s. Raised with a dedication to excellence, one can see Gavin and Ewen’s values reflected in their authentic and traditionalist approach to Burgundian-style winemaking and with their choice of winemaker, Richard Kershaw who is a world renowned Master of Wine.

Working in harmony with nature, the integrity of the fruit and its clonal characteristics are maintained, ensuring we craft elegant and exquisite award-winning complex wines such as our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling that reflect the unique climate and terroir of Lothian’s vineyards. Due to Elgin’s high altitude and proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean, the valley’s cool environment makes it the ideal home for varietals such as Pinot Noir, and with the house philosophy of a predominantly non-interventionist approach to wine making leads to a great expression of the varietal.

This week’s feature is their 2019 Pinot Noir has a strawberry and cherry compote on the lovely, expressive nose. The palate mirrors the nose, but with additional notes of raspberry, mushroom and forest floor, plus vanilla and baking spice from the French oak aging. Dense fruit on the warm and delicious finish, generously textured and lip-smacking acidity. Pair with duck confit.

2019 Lothian Vineyards Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir (Western Cape, South Africa) – $28.49 (regularly $41.99)

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