The Storm Ridge Pinot Noir 2018 is a balanced and dry red wine, with notes of strawberry, cherry, clove, and nutmeg.
Taken from vines planted in low-vigor, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil in the eastern slope of the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, this wine is poised and elegant, with hints of spice. It’s a light, yet complex wine, with a beautiful body.
Have a glass of this red with your cheese platter; it pairs well with Mozzarella, Comte, and Gruyere.
Take it to your main course, and drink it with a plate of mushroom risotto, a braised duck breast, or a saucy roasted pork dish.
Hannes Storm, well-known in the wine industry, worked as winemaker for the revered Hamilton Russel Winery in South Africa for a decade. Leaving his esteemed jot to start his own brand, he discovered two small parcels of land—one in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, and another in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, that had extraordinary quality. The vineyards were then planted in 2008, and 2012 was its maiden vintage.
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.