Cape Winemakers Guild

Charles Hopkins Winemaker De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2016

Greg Ballington

@Delectable Wine this is the 2016 De Grendel Cape Winemakers Guild Op Die Berg Pinot Noir.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Thirteenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the second red wine. This is made up of 100% Pinot Noir by Charles Hopkins from Ceres Plateau in the Western Cape. Aged for a total of twelve months prior to bottling. Only 50 cases produced with 34 being auctioned in 2018.

Medium ruby red in appearance. Spiced on the nose with some dried flowers as well as raspberries. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and light plus body. Tangy palate with red cherries, raspberries, fresh twigs and spices. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2020.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R2,753.00 ($32.38 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.11 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,000.00 ($23.53 a bottle).

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