Pinot Noir/Pinot Grande 2020
Named after the neighboring Pino Grande wood mill, this vineyard sits in a small bowl at an elevation of 2900 feet. In this relatively cool site, Pinot Noir can thrive in a region usually associated with warmer varieties.
This Pinot Noir is made in the “Blanc de Noirs” style, allowing a white wine to be made from a red grape. Picked early to keep a lively acidity, entire clusters are loaded directly into the press and very gently pressed to avoid any color pickup from the skins. A small percentage is aged on the lees in barrels to increase the body and mouthfeel, in order to counterbalance the natural acidity, allowing for a full, complete finish on the wine.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Aging||Aged 9 months in French oak barrels|
|Ageability||Drink now through 2058|