Storm Vrede Pinot Noir 2015 – R1250.00
Winemaker, Hannes Storm is probably the best guy to ask about Pinot Noir in South Africa. Hannes is very passionate when it comes to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Hannes makes 3 different Pinot Noir’s out of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, expressing the differences in terroir and climate that the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has to offer. This month we are featuring is “Vrede” Pinot Noir, Vrede being the name of the vineyard located in the Upper-Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. With Hannes just releasing his 2016 vintages, Marble is offering some of his 2015 vintages to indulge.
As a sommelier, we taste many different styles of wine on a daily basis. When it comes to Pinot Noir, Storm Vrede, is a must try. On the nose, you pick up nuances of fresh cranberries, strawberries and raspberries. Once giving it a good swirl in the glass, the wine opens up and gives you elegant notes of deep red rose pedal followed by wet forest floor.
On the palate the wine is elegant and offers good structure on the mid palate. All these aromas experienced on the nose follows through on to the palate. The wine has a high complexity on the palate, which makes it a great food wine.
So what to pair up the Storm Vrede 2015 with?
Currently on the menu at Marble I would suggest the following; Quail served with tamarind marinade, Chorizo humus, warm butternut and chickpea salad and buttered naan. Our Game, currently Springbok served with black and white aubergine puree, sweet potato, flavours of lemon, shaved hazelnut and chenin salami.
Hope to open one of these bottles for you soon.