Winters Drift Pinot Noir sticks its head out above the crowd

This wine delivers everything you expect from a young Pinot Noir, including an abundance of red cherries, varietal spice, truffles, forest floor notes and subtle oaking from 11 months in first and second-fill French oak. The palate is complex and satisfying with a softness that is unique to Pinot Noir. It will age well over the next three to five years. When pairing with food, ostrich fillet with wild rice and a creamy porcini mushroom sauce, or Aubergine Parmigiana will surely do it justice and make for a wonderful meal.

The Winters Drift 2013 Pinot Noir is available nationally and retails at ±R120.

The Winters Drift wines are grown on the historic Glen Elgin farm which was bequeathed to the Molteno Brothers Trust, with profits to be used for the furtherance of ‘educational, cultural and charitable interests’. The vineyards are meticulously cared for by viticulturist Christiaan Cloete and the wines are made by the inimitable Koen Roose at Spioenkop Wines in Elgin.