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VINTAGES 2018 - 2021

OM PINOT NOIR

Om Pinot noir 2021

– 14 barrels produced by winemaker Jessica Saurwein

 

Grape origin:

Place of the Gods Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay, Hermanus. This dryland vineyard is situated just 12 km from the sea and lies at 300 m above sea-level.  The soils are granite origin with a significant portion of clay. Pinot noir clones are 115 and 667. The vineyard was planted in 2006. 

 

Vintage 2021:

It was a late vintage, with great ripening conditions and very healthy fruit. The wine was picked in two batches from two vineyard sites just 100 meters from eachother. The resultant wine from these two sites is energetic, concentrated and has a great fresh acidity and beautiful ageing potential.

 

Winemaking:

Grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, grapes are cold-soaked, fermentation is spontaneous, post-fermentation maceration is complete when the tannins are optimal, and the wine matured for 10 months in 228 liter French oak barrels (new and older).

 

Descriptors of the nose:

Red berry fruit, strawberries, red and black cherries, plums, exotic spices. Descriptors of the flavour & palate: Red berries, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated, velvety tannin, crisp acidity, medium-bodied.

Drink: 2021 – 2035 

 

The story:

Om symbolises the concept of universal creation. This word is also synonymous with peace. The vineyard is situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region (Heaven and Earth), a beautiful and peaceful place close to my heart. May this wine carry forward the peace that its place of creation inspires.

 

Ideal Cuisine:

French cuisine, refined Asian and African cuisine, savoury vegetarian dishes with aubergine or beetroot, Jerusalem artichoke, fish, poultry, duck, red meat

 

Alcohol: 13,5%

Ratings:

92/100, Neal Martin

93/100, Tim Atkin

94/100, Christian Eedes

16/20, Julia Harding

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Om Pinot noir 2020

– six barrels produced by winemaker Jessica Saurwein

 

Grape origin:

Place of the Gods Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay, Hermanus. This dryland vineyard is situated just 12 km from the sea and lies at 300 m above sea-level.  The soils are granite origin with a significant portion of clay. Pinot noir clones are 115 and 667. The vineyard was planted in 2006. 

 

Vintage 2020:

Excellent early ripening conditions turned into wetter conditions close to harvest, which make the picking date all-important. Hand-sorting of the bunches in the vineyard and in the cellar allowed for only optimal fruit to be fermented. The resultant wine from this site is energetic, concentrated and has a great fresh acidity.

 

Winemaking:

Grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, grapes are cold-soaked, fermentation is spontaneous, post-fermentation maceration is complete when the tannins are optimal, minimum of 10 months in 228 liter French oak barrels (new and older).

 

Descriptors of the nose:

Red and black berry fruit, strawberries, red and black cherries, plums, exotic spices

Descriptors of the flavour & palate: Red berries, beetroot earthiness, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated tannin, crisp acidity, medium-bodied. Drink: 2021 – 2035 

 

The story:

Om symbolises the concept of universal creation. This word is also synonymous with peace. The vineyard is situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region (Heaven and Earth),

a beautiful and peaceful place close to my heart. May this wine carry forward the peace that its place of creation inspires.

 

Ideal Cuisine:

French cuisine, refined Asian and African cuisine, savoury vegetarian dishes with aubergine or beetroot, Jerusalem artichoke, fish, poultry, duck, red meat

 

Alcohol: 13,5%

Ratings:

92/100, Neal Martin

93/100, Tim Atkin MW

95/100, Greg Sherwood

93/100, Christian Eedes

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Om Pinot noir 2019

– six barrels produced by winemaker Jessica Saurwein

 

Grape origin:

Place of the Gods Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay, Hermanus. This dryland vineyard is situated just 12 km from the sea and lies at 300 m above sea-level.  The soils are granite origin with a significant portion of clay. Pinot noir clones are 115 and 667. The vineyard was planted in 2006. 

 

Vintage 2020:

Excellent early ripening conditions turned into wetter conditions close to harvest, which make the picking date all-important. Hand-sorting of the bunches in the vineyard and in the cellar allowed for only optimal fruit to be fermented. The resultant wine from this site is energetic, concentrated and has a great fresh acidity.

 

Winemaking:

Grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, grapes are cold-soaked, fermentation is spontaneous, post-fermentation maceration is complete when the tannins are optimal, minimum of 10 months in 228 liter French oak barrels (new and older).

 

Descriptors of the nose:

Red and black berry fruit, strawberries, red and black cherries, plums, exotic spices

Descriptors of the flavour & palate: Red berries, beetroot earthiness, fresh hibiscus, fruit-coated tannin, crisp acidity, medium-bodied. Drink: 2021 – 2035 

 

The story:

Om symbolises the concept of universal creation. This word is also synonymous with peace. The vineyard is situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region (Heaven and Earth), a beautiful and peaceful place close to my heart. May this wine carry forward the peace that its place of creation inspires.

 

Ideal Cuisine:

French cuisine, refined Asian and African cuisine, savoury vegetarian dishes with aubergine or beetroot, Jerusalem artichoke, fish, poultry, duck, red meat

 

Alcohol: 13,5%

Ratings:

94/100, David Swingler (Platter’s)

93/100, Tim Atkin MW

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Om Pinot noir 2018
(First Vintage)

– four barrels produced by Jessica Saurwein

 

Grape origin:

Domaine des Dieux Farm, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay, Hermanus. The soil is granite with a significant portion of clay. Pinot noir clones are 115 and 667. The vineyard was planted in 2006. 

 

Vintage 2018:

2018 was a dry vintage in the Cape, leading to tiny grapes and wines with a high grape to juice ratio +lean, energetic style +great fresh acidity +fine tannin

 

Descriptors of the nose:

Red current, Patchouli, rose petals, red cherry, lifted spice

 

Descriptors of the flavour & palate:

Red forest fruit, beetroot earthiness, hibiscus, fruit-coated tannin and balanced acidity

 

The story:

Om symbolises the concept of universal creation. This word is also synonymous with peace. The vineyards are situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge region (Heaven and Earth),

a beautiful and peaceful place close to my heart.

 

If you like - Ideal Cuisine:

French cuisine/ refined Asian cuisine/ savoury vegetarian dishes with aubergine or beetroot/ Jerusalem artichoke/ white meat/ fish/ poultry/ duck

 

Alcohol: 13,5%

 

May this wine carry forward the peace that its place of creation inspires.

Ratings:

91/100, Tim Atkin

94/100, Greg Sherwood

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