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Lothian Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011

March 6, 2013
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

First step.

Local Pinot Noir, I’m watching you. Lothian Vineyards in Elgin was established in 2004, first bottling in 2010, and counts another newbie but the already prestigious Shannon Vineyards as its immediate neighbour. The 2011 comes from a 2.25 ha vineyard planted to three different clones, spontaneous ferment, 11 months in French oak, 30% new.

Clean red fruit, fresh acidity but a bit light and lacking in detail. It’s more than competently made (it’s not over-extracted and the oaking shows admirable lightness of touch) but some extra depth and length wouldn’t go amiss – this will surely come as the vineyard becomes more established. R150 a bottle from the farm (R160 from Manuka Fine Wines in Somerset West). Score: 15/20.

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