2018 Reserve Pinot Noir

TASTING & FOOD NOTES Pale ruby in the glass with touches of brick showing on the rim. Intensely aromatic with notes of black cherry, kirsch, baking spice and vanilla complemented by a background of dark chocolate and earthiness. On the palate it is medium-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and flavours of chocolate covered cherries and … Continued

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TASTING & FOOD NOTES

Pale ruby in the glass with touches of brick showing on the rim. Intensely aromatic with notes of black cherry, kirsch, baking spice and vanilla complemented by a background of dark chocolate and earthiness. On the palate it is medium-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and flavours of chocolate covered cherries and a touch of vanilla and baking spice with soft tannins tannins and refreshing acidity. The finish lingers with warming notes of vanilla, fruit and drying tannins.

Enjoy on release with roasted or grilled red meats and hard cheeses. A perfect pairing with seared duck breast with cherry jus. Decant to allow the wine to fully express its complexities. The wine will continue to develop with short-to-mid-term cellaring.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The fruit for our Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 was harvested in mid October from our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores. It was in nearly pristine condition so minimal sorting was necessary. The grapes were destemmed and crushed, followed by maceration and fermentation over 30 days in stainless steel tanks during which regular pigeage was performed to ensure full colour and fruit tannins were extracted. The wine was then moved to new and seasoned French oak barrels for ageing. After malolactic fermentation they remained in oak for 14 months after which time the blending of wines took place and the wine was moved to stainless steel tanks for further ageing. The final blend was bottled in March 2020

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TASTING & FOOD NOTES

Pale ruby in the glass with touches of brick showing on the rim. Intensely aromatic with notes of black cherry, kirsch, baking spice and vanilla complemented by a background of dark chocolate and earthiness. On the palate it is medium-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and flavours of chocolate covered cherries and a touch of vanilla and baking spice with soft tannins tannins and refreshing acidity. The finish lingers with warming notes of vanilla, fruit and drying tannins.

Enjoy on release with roasted or grilled red meats and hard cheeses. A perfect pairing with seared duck breast with cherry jus. Decant to allow the wine to fully express its complexities. The wine will continue to develop with short-to-mid-term cellaring.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The fruit for our Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 was harvested in mid October from our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores. It was in nearly pristine condition so minimal sorting was necessary. The grapes were destemmed and crushed, followed by maceration and fermentation over 30 days in stainless steel tanks during which regular pigeage was performed to ensure full colour and fruit tannins were extracted. The wine was then moved to new and seasoned French oak barrels for ageing. After malolactic fermentation they remained in oak for 14 months after which time the blending of wines took place and the wine was moved to stainless steel tanks for further ageing. The final blend was bottled in March 2020

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Whitty Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir

Brix at Harvest

20.9

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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