As a true Pinot Lover I am extra happy the few times per year when I find a Pinot (in human price range) that strikes one's expectations by far. And now it has happened again...
The wine that I tested is from an area called Elgin in South Africa. It is located on the road between Cape Town and Hermanus on a plateau. Microclimate provides unique conditions with warm days in combination with refreshing nights, creating perfect conditions for this challenging grape.
Pepin Condé Pinot Noir 2011 for 14 Euro
The grapes are handpicked and placed in small baskets. And from the first moment you touch this wine you can feel that these grapes have been handled with care and lots of love.
A lovely fruity nose meet you with the subtle nuances of wild raspberries, strawberries, chocolate and fresh herbs. Flavor is sensational with a delicious hint of mature Swedish strawberries, herbs, wild raspberries, pepper and vanilla. A class wines makes its presence and signals the fantastic potential in Elgin wines, especially from the Pinot grape.
Cheers to best friends Johan and Danelle that introduced us to this fantastic wine region in my favorite part of Africa. And finally a wonderful Gangnam style with Swedish golf pro Jesper Parnevik in the lead.
Compared to the original that has been shown unimaginable 1.5 billion times on Youtube!