2017 Pinot Noir
The grapes for this wine come from the Tightrope Vineyard and the adjacent Garagan Vineyard (formally Hermitage). Fruit dropped to one cluster per shoot and the shoulders are removed. Both shoots and leaves are thinned to ensure good light penetration and even ripening. The irrigation is strategically managed to control canopy growth and berry size. The grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed, but not crushed, directly into small half ton fermenters where they were cold soaked for five days, before a wild ferment commenced. In total the grapes spent about 21 days on skins before being pressed. The wine was aged in
French Oak, 30% new, for 10 months before being bottled.
On the nose there is an elegant balance of dried cranberries, plums and dark cherry. The palate continues with flavours of vanilla, tobacco and spice. This is a medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir, with soft silky tannins.
Pairs perfectly with frilled salmon or roast duck.
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Naramata Bench – Okanagan Valley
Body Medium Full
Alcohol % 13.7%
Sugar 24 g/l
Price per bottle
Price per case (12 bottles)