Cape Chamonix, Pinot Noir Reserve

South Africa | 2016, 2020

£27 a bottle

The Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve shows a ruby red colour, with notes of cherry, wild red berries, crushed black pepper and violets on the nose. Although firm in structure and intense in flavour, textures are mellow and round, expanding with time to extraordinary opulence and length on the palate.

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Franschhoek is a near neighbour of Stellenbosch and as highly regarded for its defined and refined wines. Cool breezes in the hot summer months moderate growing conditions to produce ripe but balanced red and white wines. Chamonix is now one of Platter’s (“South Africa’s Parker”) regular 5 star award winners.


Cape Chamonix Wine Farm has a long history, once forming part of the historic Huguenot Estate which dates back to 1688. Now under the expertise of German-born entrepreneur Chris Hellinger, over the past two decades Chamonix has stormed onto the world stage as a well respected winery in its own right. The farm employs a number of sustainable practices, including the use of organic compost and mulch which is ploughed into the soil.

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir

Grapes are destemmed but not crushed and the must fermented in wooden and concrete vats with spontaneous yeast at a maximum temperature of 30° C for no more than 18 days on the skins, with frequent punchdowns of the cap. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally and the wine is matured for 15-16 months in 225l French Allier barriques, with approximately 50% new oak.

Food Match

Recommended with beef, game, poultry & mushroom risotto.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.

Alcohol Percentage


Additional information


2016, 2020

Grape Variety

Country of Origin




Medium Bodied Reds

Alcohol Percentage


Food Pairing

Beef, Mushrooms, Poultry


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