Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Clay Soils 2019
South Africa / Western Cape
Andy's Tasting Notes
A very pure, refined Pinot Noir produced with Burgundy very much at the forefront. The beautifully poised fruit is perfectly complimented by classic truffle, mushroom and other savoury nuances. Nothing jammy, stewed or overdone. Class in a glass.
Price per bottle £16.90
Founded by recognised winemaker Cathy Marshall in 1997, the Barefoot Wine Company was one of the first true ‘boutique/micro-wineries’ in the Western Cape, establishing a then ground-breaking, alternative approach, characterised by the use of a low-tech, but meticulous hands-on methodology which set the trend for the burgeoning garagiste movement.
Thanks to Cathy’s tireless efforts, the company grew from humble beginnings (with a handful of friends and family gathering at harvest-time to press the grapes barefoot) to become an institution – inspiring hundreds of enthusiastic participants to attend the annual BWC foot-stomps! Her prowess has earned her a well-founded reputation for excellence.
Since those early days, she has traveled the globe to hone her winemaking skills and is particularly proud of all her wines, especially her Pinot Noir – the change of name from the Barefoot Wine Co to Catherine Marshall Wines just says it all! Cathy has long term relationships with growers, sourcing her grapes only where the match between terroir and grape are assured of producing the very best wines.
Food matchFried potato cakes filled with mushroom and Gruyere