David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch

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David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch
David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir 2014, Stellenbosch

The Camino Africana alludes to David's life and work as a winemaker in Africa and is the culmination of a long term experiment with Pinot Noir clones on a mountain vineyard. This is dark, rich Pinot, aged for 18 months in new oak, with notes of aromatic strawberry, morello cherry and savoury spice and layered with fine, seamless tannins. In David's own words, this is a fantastic example of what potential there truly exists for Pinot Noir in Stellenbosch when the right clone is fitted into the perfect site and terroir. Try it with rich stews, game birds or savoury vegetarian dishes such as mushrooms. Tim Atkin gave this 93 points in his South African Report.

Buy this if...you're a Pinot geek.

Complex, dark Pinot fruit in a sumptuous rich structure. One to sip slowly!
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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

South Africa

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2014

Food Match

ArrayGame Bird, Lentils & Pulses, Stews

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The Producer

Small in size but large in stature, Edgebaston consists of just 22 hectares of vines. David oversees all vineyard and winemaking activity, with a holistic and quality-driven approach. The estate uses only organic fertilisers in the vineyards and care is taken at every step of the winemaking process to ensure that all wines are produced in the most environmentally friendly manner. The wines are enticing, fresh and pure, with an underlying but unmistakable European influence. . As you might have guessed, awards are ten-a-penny, with Edgebaston wines regularly receiving top points in South African wine bible, The Platter Guide and the winery a winner in The Wine Merchant Top 100 awards.
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The Winemaker

Named after his mother's birthplace, Edgebaston winery in Stellenbosch is the brainchild of David Finlayson who bought the original farm plot back in 2004. A third generation Cape winemaker whose grandfather Dr Maurice Finlayson started the family wine business at Hartenburg farm, David followed in his father Walters' footsteps, qualifying at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch. Stints in Australia at Peter Lehmann Wines and in Bordeaux at the world renowned Château Margaux ensured a very well-rounded career path before returning to work with Walter at yet another stellar winery, Glen Carlou, in 1994.

The Region

The Edgebaston vineyards are planted on very deep, rich clay soils. This is unique to this particular part of Stellenbosch, which helps to produce wines with an excellent structure, classic style and very specific mineral character. A total of eleven varietals are grown on the estate, with both classic single varietal wines such as the Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah and 'rockstar' blends including The Pepper Pot Red and Berry Box White which offer a twist on the usual grape blends. Ever the experimenter, David's recent project Camino Africana involves cherry-picking specific plots and clonal selections for the release of two stunning wines - a Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc - the culmination of his life and work in South Africa.
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