Amisfield 2016 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: Winery tasting notes: 'Generous layers of complexity with a defined savoury character of coffee and liquorice, this is balanced by Black Doris Plums and liquored cherries. The tannins are fine grained with a soft, silky palate.'