Flagstone Fiona Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is called The Heartbreak Grape by winemakers because it is such a moody grape variety to grow and a very difficult wine to make. You can work so hard at it and when it doesn’t work well, it will break your heart. But when you do make a beautiful example, you immediately forget all about all the hard times and small disappointments. You fall straight back in love. It is a wine that has that sort of hold over you. Truly great Pinot Noir can be astonishing because it is both sensually balanced and elegant. This wine is named after the sister of Flagstone’s Founder, Bruce Jack, who was the inspiration to make Pinot Noir in this style from cool-climate fruit.



Western Cape, South Africa

100% Pinot Noir

More Information - Flagstone Fiona Pinot Noir

There is an explosion of mulberry, thyme and violets on the nose surrounded by smoky and earthy richness. Layers of plum, Chanterelle mushrooms and dark chocolate fills the palate. The wine show tremendous complexity and the finish are lingering and sumptuous.

Back Story & Wine Information

The first few Flagstone vintages in the late 1990s were an adventure in winemaking, characterised by very little sleep, much wine, back-breaking work and the discovery of great food…actually, not much has changed.

Serve this wine at 13-15 °C with fish, especially grilled salmon and seared tuna. It will also go absolutely perfect with coq au vin and any game bird dishes. Also serve with everyday dishes such as cottage pie and meatloaf; with duck in fruity sauces, charcuterie or cold, sliced meat; and vegetarian dishes based on mushrooms.

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