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Kara-Tara Pinot Noir 2019

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Wild cherries and mulberries dominate the nose. On the palate the richness and sensuality in the fruit is balanced by a surprisingly taut and mineral acidity. If you were somewhat exotic and had a duck breast in front of you this wine would be the perfect companion.

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About the Wine

It is certainly not exciting to be predictable but one ought not to mess with tradition. To that end of course our foil to wine no1 the chardonnay on offer is a Pinot Noir. We did though promise to never be boring and even though predictable it is a pretty outstanding example and made by a man who is passionate about Pinot Noir. Though you would never have guessed that as Pinot Noir is quite far removed from the wines Rüdger van Wyk is best known for.

The name “Kara-Tara” refers to the small town near Knysna on the Cape South Coast of South Africa, where winemaker Rüdger van Wyk grew up. Translated from the Khoisan, the language from the first people in Southern Africa, it means “deep dark shadows” and refers to the Karatara river that runs through the town.

Rüdger is a phenomenal wine maker and his day job is making the incredibly highly regarded Stark Conde wines. A harvest in Burgundy led him to fall in love with Pinot Noir. Fittingly in a wine that he tributes in name to his own personal story, it is Pinot Noir an expression of his passion.

Grapes for the 2019 vintage were sourced from vineyards in Durbanville, Elgin and the Hemel en aardre valley and the wine was matured in a combination of new and used oak.

Tasting Note

Wild cherries and mulberries dominate the nose. On the palate the richness and sensuality in the fruit is balanced by a surprisingly taut and minerally acidity. If you were somewhat exotic and had a duck breast in front of you this wine would be the perfect companion. If You like most people do not normally dine on duck in the middle of the week, it would not make a pork chop look bad.

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