In 2012, UK-born winemaker, trained chef and Master of Wine Richard Kershaw chose Elgin Valley in which to establish a boutique winery – Richard Kershaw Wines. Focus is on varieties which perform well in this cool climate: chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah. From the first Clonal Selections, the portfolio has grown to more than twenty wines across four ranges, the more recent GPS showing unusual sites beyond Elgin, Deconstructed focusing on site, soil and clone, and Smuggler’s Boot offering an easier-drinking style. If not in the vineyard or cellar, Richard can be found judging on wine shows, lecturing Wine & Spirit Trust students, mentoring MW students and, in 2022, being inducted in to the esteemed Cape Winemakers Guild.
Grapes for this wine were selected from seven tiny parcels of Pinot Noir and were hand-picked, manually sorted and destemmed before being transferred to small open-topped fermenters. The wine spent around ten to eleven months undergoing maturation. During this period each and every barrel was tasted every six weeks.
Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Pinot Noir 2019
Captivating floral attributes underscored by purity, focus and freshness framed by fine powder tannins yet cushioned by a succulent texture and
flavours of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry.
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