Lifted and perfumed with vibrant red and dark red fruit and gentle floral notes intertwining on the nose. Indulgent, with refined structure, dark cherry and savory notes are the highlight of this pure, concentrated Pinot noir. Consume this beauty now or over the next six to eight years.
Winemaking: One of the warmest years of the last five, we brought in all of our estate fruit between September 24th and 30th. Once in the winery, the fruit was 100% destemmed into small stainless steel tanks and began a 4—5 day cold soak. Following this, tanks were gently warmed, and fermentation by indigenous yeast began and continued for 10-14 days. Throughout primary fermentation, the tanks were gently punched down by hand twice daily. Once fermentation was complete, the wine remained in tank for 5-7 days of extended maceration, after which it was drained and the skins and seeds went to press to very gently to procure the remaining juice. Both the free-run juice and pressed juice went directly to barrel without settling. After aging for 11 months in 22% new, 29% 1 year, 30% 2 year, and 19% 3 year old French oak barrels, the wine was then blended and bottled in December of 2019.
Clonal composition: 40% Pommard, 38% Dijon 667, 13% Wadenswil, 9% Dijon 115