"After a particularly early 2016 vintage, the 2017 vintage was more in line with the normal timing that we are used to in the Hemel-en-Aarde, harvest starting only slightly earlier than our long-time average. A warm December, a cool January and a warmer February, coupled with cool nights, were beneficial during the ripening stages. These conditions afforded good colour and flavour development while preserving acidity. 2017 was an excellent vintage for us – perhaps a favourite – with poise and elegance and layered concentration showcasing its sense of place."
 

Storm Vrede Pinot Noir 2017

Vrede Pinot Noir hails from a steep, northeast-facing slope in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley with low-vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil.

 

This wine displays richness and generosity with an opulent floral and dark berry perfume. The clay soil lends structure and impressive base notes to the wine.

Not flashy or overly fruity, the wine shows depth, purity and structure – characteristic of the site’s low-vigour, stony, clay-rich shale soil.

 

Production: 650 cases

 

Bottling date: January 2018

 

Release date: March 2019

​" Very Burgundian in style but with a New World flair." 95 points, Chris Wilson, Decanter

 

" One of the world's greatest Pinot Noir Producers." 95 points,  Tim Atkin MW

Storm Ignis Pinot Noir 2017

Ignis Pinot Noir hails from a northern slope in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Organically farmed, the vineyard is cluttered with round pebbles on the soil surface with underlying decomposed granite. Latin for “fire”, ignis refers to the fact that granite is an igneous rock formation – “from fire to stone”.

 

This wine displays an array of aromas including raspberry and wild strawberry notes with underlying subtle wood spices. A silky tannin structure complements the primary fruit perfume of this harmonious wine.

 

An elegant wine showing beautiful balance – a faithful depiction of the site’s decomposed granite soil.

 

Production: 250 cases

 

Bottling date: January 2018

 

Release date:  March 2019


96 points, Tim Atkin MW

Storm Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Ridge Pinot Noir hails from a cool, eastern slope in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge with low-vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil.

 

This wine shows richness and generosity with black cherry and spice with a saline undertone. Silky tannins complement the voluptuous, dark fruit perfume.

Poise and elegance with spicy notes – characteristic of the cool slope’s low-vigour, stony, clay-rich shale soil.

 

Production: 500 cases

 

Bottling date: January 2018

 

Release date: March 2019

94 Points, Tim Atkin MW

"The uneven ripening of the low-yielding Vrede Chardonnay vineyard kept us on our toes, with picking starting on 20 February and ending only on 9 March. A warmer February combined with very low yields and small berries contributed to a more opulent but stylish 2018, creating a vibrant Chardonnay with citrus and white pear aromas, minerality and length."

Storm Vrede Chardonnay 2018

Vrede Chardonnay – or Peace Chardonnay – hails from a northeast-facing slope in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley with low-vigour, stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soil.

 

An elegant example with crisp fruit, good length and minerality – these are characteristic of the site’s low-vigour, stony, clay-rich soil.

Production: 200 cases

 

Bottling date:  December 2018

 

Release date: March 2019

94 points, Tim Atkin MW

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