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    Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir "Sandstone Soils" '19

    Elgin

    Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir "Sandstone Soils" '19

    Catherine Marshall is well recognized as one of South Africa’s top winemakers. She was way ahead of her time, starting to produce wine in 1997, one of the first garage wineries in a wine scene that mainly was dominated by the national cooperative and the established Stellenbosch estates. In 2007, Cathy refocused her production and purchased land in the Elgin region of South Africa. An area that was previously more noted for its apple and pear trees, it is now the pre-eminent cool climate wine producing region in the Western Cape. 
    She says, "When we started on our wine journey from humble origins in 1997… our intention was to produce a range of unique wines of excellence and, above all, to have fun doing it. As custodians of such an ancient craft, a balanced, holistic, creative, and respectful approach reflects harmony and character in our wines."

    In consideration of the effect of climate change and where her flagship varietal Pinot Noir would be best suited, Cathy along with Richard Kershaw have given the wine consumers the evidence of its potential greatness. The 2019 “Sandstone Soils” is no exception. 

    These Pinot noir grapes were selected from the ultra cool Elgin Valley between Somerset West and Hermanus. The valley is located at an altitude of about 700 meters above sea level and surrounded by a ring of mountains which results in a high annual precipitation and low average temperatures. Grapes were selected from five cool sites. Soil types for this label included: Table Mountain Sandstone with Silica Quartz and Tukulu (a combination of sand and gravel). 

    Delightful notes of ripe cherry play well with the wild savory qualities throughout. The tannins are suede-like and balanced by good acidity and nuance. We love this wine! It is the perfect option for backyard barbecue’s...crowd pleasing, but serious enough to impress all of your friends. This will be a summer get-together go-to... easy but timeless like a pair of light linen pants . 

    Perman

    South Africa

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    Producer Catherine Marshall

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