Yield: 2.8 tons per acre
Harvest: September 4th-11th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.8° Brix, 3.44 pH, 8.0 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy-1/2 new; aged 11 months in barrel
Bottling: September 2010; no fining or filtration
Release Date: Spring 2011
This Pinot Noir is a mosaic of different selections and clones grown at Domaine Eden: Dijon clones 777,667, and 828 reside alongside the historic California selections Mount Eden, Calera and Swan. Each is farmed to our strict standards of sustainability, dry farming and low yields.
We use the same exacting methods employed for the Mount Eden Estate wines: natural indigenous fermentations – both primary and secondary, French Burgundy barrels, no filtration or any other manipulation.
Although a mere mile away from Mount Eden as the crow flies, the terroir here is different and it shows. Medium ruby color, complex, earthy and red fruit aromas, this wine has suave texture on the palate with richness and balanced elegance. This is a classic Pinot Noir reflective of its unique peak.