Storm Wines Ridge Pinot Noir 2018
Ridge Pinot Noir hails from a cool, eastern slope in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge with low-vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil.
Winemaking and Maturation
Storm Wines is the only producer with Pinot Noirs from each of the three appellations in the Hemel-en-Aarde. Storm Wines strives to steer the purest characteristics of each vineyard site towards bottle and cork. Small production, careful viticulture, minimal intervention in the cellar and a constant nod to the Old World present the wines with distinctive personality and character.
Storm Ridge Pinot Noir 2018 is dense and perfumed showing floral scents, spice, red cherry and raspberry fruit, savoury tannins and focused acidity.
After 12 vintages in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley working intimately with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Hannes Storm discovered two tiny parcels of land with particularly exceptional terroirs. The two vineyards, one in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and the other in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, were planted in 2008 to Pinot Noir. Storm’s maiden vintage saw the light in 2012 and, after spending 18 months in bottle, the wines were released in August 2014.