Tasting Note: This delicate Pinot Noir is complex and elegant, with fine aromas of strawberry, cherry, orange peel and herbs, which combines perfectly with oak. Red berries, fresh and sweets are the first flavours in the palate, then cherries and soft tannins which linger in a long and persistent finish.
Food Matching: Serve slightly chilled with pork dishes
Vineyard: High altitude, cool climate vineyard with strong coastal influences, particularly from the famous Humboldt Current. These vineyards are planted in granitic soil amongst steep rolling hills.
Vinification: The grapes were chilled to 10°C and remained in open stainless steel tanks for 6 days under anaerobic conditions before selected yeast inoculation.Fermentation occurred at 27-28°C for 6 days with a “punching down” regime of 3 times per day.The wine was left on its lees and skins for an additional 2 days and then 100% of the wine was racked into new and one year used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aged for 10 months