Storm Vrede Pinot Noir
Fruity and delightful
The Storm Vrede Pinot Noir is a fruit-driven balanced red wine from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa. It’s a complex, well-structured drink—a true delight on the palate!
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Hailing from the steep, northeast-facing slope of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, this red wine comes from grapes grown in low-vigor, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil, giving it depth and structure. A balanced dry red wine, it is elegant, and not flashy, and complex yet gentle.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Pair this Storm Vrede Pinot Noir with a roast chicken dish, or a hefty pasta. It also goes extremely well with heavy beef dishes, like a beef bourguignon. This fruity red is also incredible with a grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce, or a steaming bowl of duck curry.
THE MOUNTAINS, THE OCEAN, AND THE SKY
Hemel-en-Aarde is a valley found in Walker Bay, in the Western Cape of South Africa. It’s a renowned wine-producing area, divided into three wards, each with its own Wine of Origin designation. Its name means “heaven and earth” in Old Dutch and Afrikaans, and with the surrounding mountains, and the cooling ocean breeze, it certainly seems like heaven and earth converging.
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.