This Pinot Noir is medium ruby in colour with inviting aromas of ripe cherry, rosemary, thyme and baked raspberry. The vibrant red fruit notes are abundant on the palate which is medium-bodied and juicy with great structure and lively acidity. This elegant and complex Pinot Noir can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared for years to come.
Pinot Noir is an incredibly versatile red that pairs well with a variety of different dishes. Pair with roasted chicken, turkey dinner and anything involving pork! It also pairs well with mushroom risotto, cured meats and a variety of different cheese, terrines and pâtés.
Originating from two separate blocks in the Lowrey Vineyard on the St. David’s Bench, the 2016 vintage was quite warm and grapes were fully mature at harvest, in pristine health.
Hand-picked grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for one day prior to being allowed to warm up and begin fermentation. Approximately 10% of the volume was fermented as whole clusters with stems. Following a total maceration time of 15 days, the grapes were gently pressed off and racked into barrel, where malo-lactic fermentation took place. After aging sixteen months in premium French, the wine was racked from barrel and bottled without fining or filtration.
Varietal Composition: Pinot Noir 100%
Appellation: VQA St. David’s Bench, Lowrey Vineyard
Cooperage: French oak
Harvest Dates: September 12, 2016
Cellar Potential: 2018-2024
Cases Produced (approx.): 45