Pinot Noir Grand Duc 2015 - Library Wine
Every once in a while, when the stars align, magic happens. Behold the 'Grand Duc', born from the finest vineyard selections, handpicked with utmost care and crafted to perfection. Hans invites you to savour this exceptional Pinot Noir, akin to a 'Grand Cru' Burgundy, after years of meticulous aging. Get ready for an unforgettable wine experience!
From time to time when the stars align, Hans is able to produce not only a gorgeous Pinot Noir, but a ‘Grand Duc’. We handpicked the grapes from a sacrificial low yield of 400g/vine from selected rows with a higher clay content to achieve natural concentration and complexity. 2015 provided a long growing season, enhancing flavours and aromas that resulted in this very special Pinot Noir.
Hans Herzog natural winemaking +
The extended cold soak followed a natural, wild yeast fermentation over 20 days. After gentle pressing the wine was then transferred to French barriques (30% new) where it progressed through malolactic fermentation and aged on its fine lees for an invaluable 22 months, making it a contender to last the ages. No fining, no filtration.
Original Tasting Notes+
From the origins of the Herzog* name itself, this regal Pinot Noir is aptly dubbed the ‘Grand Duc’. A heady nose of blackberries, dark chocolate and spices lead to a mouth-watering palette of ripe dark plums, liquorice and velvety soft tannins. Extremely concentrated with an impressive structure but amazingly lively and vibrant. A long, smoky luscious finish, fit for any member of the monarch.
|Variety||100% Pinot Noir|
|Clones||667, 777, Abel|
Shallow (<45cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium
|Planting Density||5,550 vines/ha|
|Ageing Potential||15+ years|
Food Matching Suggestions+
A perfect match for any celebration! But particularly great with pork, duck, lamb and pasta dishes.