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A smooth and dry red wine, the Storm Ignis Pinot Noir by respected viticulturist, Hannes Storm, is elegant and eloquent, both on the nose, and on the palate.
With grapes grown in the northern slope in Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, it has notes of cherry and strawberry, with earthy, oaky undertones.
This wine is incredible when drunk with a good beef dish, like a hearty fillet mignon, or even a glazed ham. You will find the Storm Ignis Pinot Noir 2018 also pairs beautifully with mushroom risotto, or a lobster pasta.
The vineyard from which this wine was taken, in the northern slope of Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, has underlying decomposed granite, which is how the wine gets its name. “Ignis,” which is Latin for “fire,” as granite is an igneous rock formation. This stone contributes greatly to earthy and full notes of the wine.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.