- APPELLATION: VQA Niagara Peninsula
- VINEYARD(S): Various Niagara Peninsula
- GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Pinot Noir
- BRIX AT HARVEST: 20.6
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5 %
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.8 grams – Dry
Our Pinot Noir 2017 is amazingly vibrant in colour, aroma and flavor. It is bright ruby red in the glass with aromas of cherry, leather and a touch of spice. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with more bright cherry notes, vanilla, lightly tannic and refreshingly acidic. The finish is refreshing and warm with spice.
Enjoy over the next 3 years with roast chicken and mushrooms, goat cheese, mushrooms or classic beef bourguignon.
This Pinot Noir was sourced from our own Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores as well as select vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation. After careful hand-picking in mid-October, the grapes were crushed and destemmed before being transferred to open-top fermenters for approximately 30 days of alcoholic fermentation on the skins with regular pigeage to gently extract tannin and colour. Following fermentation the wine was pressed off the skins and transferred to French barriques for 8 months of ageing. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling in early August 2018