2017 Pinot Noir Pommard
18 months in neutral French oak
This release is one of the most powerful of the vintage, with black cherry and raspberry, and hints of eucalyptus, licorice, and clove.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted in the field, and again on the crush pad. Two-thirds of the clusters were layered into 1-ton fermenters, destemming the remaining fruit on top. The bins were pumped over under the cap once daily during the five-day cold soak. Once fermentation began, the bins were pumped over and punched down twice daily until dry, and pressed. The wine settled overnight and was racked to neutral French oak barrels to age for 18 months, undergoing full malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with charcuterie, grilled salmon, pulled pork, roasted root vegetables, rare rack of lamb, cassoulet, or mushroom risotto.