Margo, named after Colene’s great granddaughter, is comprised of selected vineyard blocks and barrels from our Estate. Lifted and high toned with great vitality and focus, fresh red and dark red fruit mingle on the nose. Supple, refined, and structured, dark cherry and savory notes are the highlight of this transparent, concentrated Pinot noir. Consume this gem now or over the next six to eight years.
Our earliest vintage to date, we harvested between September 12th and the 21st. The fruit was 100% de-stemmed into small stainless steel tanks and began with a 4 - 5 day cold soak. Following this, tanks are gently warmed, and fermentation by indigenous yeast begins and proceeds for 10 - 14 days. During primary fermentation, the tanks are gently punched down by hand twice daily. Once fermentation is complete, we allow for 5 - 7 days of extended maceration in tank before we drain the tanks and press the skins, stems, and seeds very gently to procure the remaining juice. Both the free run juice and pressed juice then go directly to barrel without settling. After 11 months in French oak—30% new; 35% 1-year old; 35% 2-year old—the wine is then blended and bottled.
Clonal composition: 30% Dijon 115, 25% Pommard, 23% Dijon 777, 16% Wadenswil, 6% Dijon 667