10 months in 25% new French oak
2015 Pinot Noir Estate
March 2018 Cellar Door Club Selection
Very aromatic, with allspice, cherry, raspberry, Marionberry, and a slightly earthy note. On the palate, this wine is dry and light medium-bodied with good acidity and structure. Very expressive, with flavors including cranberries, cherries, candied raspberries, cloves, beeswax and black tea, and a very long finish.
Sourced from own-rooted and grafted vines planted between 1985-88 and consists of the three heritage clones of Pinot Noir: Wädenswil, Pommard, and Gamay Beaujolais.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and destemmed. Then, the fruit underwent a five-day cold soak. After fermentation began, the must was pumped over and punched down twice daily until dry. After fermentation was complete, the must was pressed, combining press fractions. The wine settled overnight then was racked to 25% new French oak barrels and aged for ten months.
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted or grilled chicken, rack of lamb, mushrooms, pork loin, pan-roasted or grilled salmon, grilled tuna