Grenache Noir 2017 - Momento


Grenache Noir 2017


“My solo wine career started with this grape. After just 3 weeks of working with ancient Grenache vineyards in Spain in 2010, I was completely sold, actually, more like head over heels, utterly and ridiculously in love with this grape.” – Marelise Niemann

We like it when our winemakers are super passionate. Marelise Niemann has championed Grenache since her very first Momento vintage in 2011, and her love for it shines through in this vegan-friendly wine. Awarding it an enormous score of 94-96 points by Dr Jamie Goode of, the respected critic said: “Lovely finesse here with supple, sappy sweet red cherry fruit and a fine-grained tannic structure. Lots going on here. Still a baby, but seductive with sweet cherries and plums and nice structure. A really elegant style.” Delicate, crisp and refreshing; this is a wonderful summer red. Those bright cherry, pomegranate, pine, basil and sea salt notes will really pop with barbeques or cherry tomato pasta.

Momento’s sensational wines are our latest coup de cœur. As Decanter Magazine put it, “Marelise Niemann is a star to watch in Bot River.” Both the winemaker and owner, Marelise Niemann is a trailblazer in the South African wine industry, constantly innovating, experimenting and tweaking. Her experiences in places like Burgundy, Priorat, Douro and Napa Valley have made her an instinctive and exciting winemaker that should be firmly on the radar of any true connoisseur. She sums up her approach perfectly, so we’ll leave the final word to the winemaker herself:

“I am setting out above all to tell a story with these wines, about their source and their journey into bottle. Winemaking is an incredibly personal experience and I want the end product to have a strong link to the growers, the soils, the climate; everything that played a role in pulling them together. These days we want to know where our food is coming from and wine is no different; the better the fruit and the better it is cared for, the better the wine in the glass.”

£4.27 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3406558

Style No.: 867822

Country: South Africa
Region: Various
Grapes: Grenache
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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