Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest: August 22nd- 30th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.4° Brix, 3.50 pH, 8.0 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy 50% new, 50% 1 year; native ferments
Bottling: August 2019, no fining or filtration
Release Date: Fall 2021
The 2018 harvest started in early September under perfect ripening conditions. Included in the fermentations were 35% whole-cluster to add complexity and vibrancy. There are no “additions” to our winemaking; we employ indigenous yeast during fermentation. When we bottle, there is no fining or filtration, creating a Natural Wine in every aspect.
Appropriate dark ruby color, with amazing fresh soft red fruit aromas and a hint of cardamom, this Pinot has rich and balanced on the palate featuring cocoa, blackberry, oak, and a killer depth of flavor.
As always, a candidate for the cellar.