Pinot Noir Grand Duc 2012 - Library Wine

Pinot Noir Grand Duc 2012 - Library Wine

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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!

Vintage 2012+

The cool 2012 made for an endless growing season with a beautiful warm autumn – perfect for Pinot Noir. The fruit showed amazing aromas prone to make for a very special wine.

Hans Herzog natural winemaking+

The grapes were given a few days of cold-soak before the natural yeast initiation of the ferment. The wine spent 18 days on skins before being pressed & transferred into French barriques (30% new) for malolactic fermentation and further aging for 30 months. Unfined & unfiltered to maintain the great flavours. Natural sediment may show.

Original Tasting Notes+

A stunningly elegant Pinot with beautiful clean lines. Showing off with an abundance of red berry flavours with subtle undertones of Mediterranean herbs, earthiness and spice. Like a walk in a forest after rain - fresh, vibrant and alluring with ripe tannins, fine acidity and minerality. 

Technical Data+
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Clones Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777; Swiss 10/5
Rootstock 3309 / SO4 / Riparia Gloire
Vine Planted 1996

Shallow (<45cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand    patches from stony alluvium

Planting Density 5,550 vines/ha
Yield 1t/ha
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar <1g/L
Ageing Potential 10+ years
Food Matching Suggestions+

A perfect match for almost anything! But particularly great with pork, duck, lamb and pasta dishes.