Amisfield 2015 RKV Reserve Pinot Noir
Winery : Amisfield
Amisfield's vineyards are situated at the foot of the Pisa mountain range in Lowburn, an ever so slightly warmer sub-region that produces sweetly ripe and textured fruit.
Grapes for RKV are grown on the north and south facing rocky knoll of Block 1. The Lochar soils are very gravelly with a very thin layer of loose sandy loam. This renders the soil rather unforgiving due to its low water holding capacity. The roots have to search deep and the vines are small, thus naturally producing lower yields.
Winery notes: Layers of dark berries and red fruit intertwined with delicate spice make for a complex wine. The palate shows initial restraint held together by a lineal backbone of vibrant acidity. This opens up to a broad mouth-filling texture of fine tannins that end in a lengthy finish. Drink now for an action-packed Pinot Noir or give it time and you’ll be justly rewarded.