Momento Grenache Noir 2020


Region: Swartland

Tasting note:

A slightly more savoury expression than its predecessor, the wine is Burgundian in profile, with dark cherry, cocoa and a light, peaty smokiness beside the trademark pretty aromatics of rose and pomegranate. A bright acidity and tightly wound suggestions of plenty more fruit to come augurs well for ageing.

‘Variety that started Marelise Niemann’s solo career, proved love at first taste. Perfumed 2020 captures rose, wild red berries & white pepper within its lithe, lively frame. Tannic grip & natural acidity foretell ageability, with greater complexity in store. Swartland fruit.’ – Platter’s Guide, 5*(95/100)

‘Grapes from Swartland bush vines on granite, winemaking involved 30% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 16 months in older oak. The nose is particularly fragrant with top notes of flowers and fynbos before cranberry, red cherry, white pepper and just a hint of earthiness while the palate is light and fresh with powdery tannins (alcohol is 13.29%). A wine of understatement and finesse.’ – Christian Eedes,, 93/100

Food Pairing:

Roast pork belly, beetroot & goat’s cheese salad.

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