2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee
Fruit sourced from Golden Retreat Vineyard in Summerland and our estate in South East Kelowna.
Pinot Noir clones 777, Pommard, 828 & 667, Mt Eden & 115 are separately hand harvested, destemmed to small batches and cold soaked for 5-7 days before fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The total time on skins is 16 to 21 days. After gentle pressing, the wine completes malolactic fermentation and is aged 13 months in French oak barrels (40% new).
Pronounced dark fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and plum. Hints of violet, chocolate, and vanilla. Dark cherry, baking spices and earth on the palate. Finishes with silky tannin and a full mouthfeel. Pairs well with mushroom risotto, grilled trout, and roasted root vegetables.
Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.
430 cases produced.
Plus 12 Double Magnums & 45 Magnums.
Platinum - 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards
93. Opens with a stunning, generous nose of nicely integrated, earthy cherry, spiced plum and vanilla-kissed oak aromas which spill out of the glass without being overwhelming. A similar profile of flavours awaits on the elegant palate, enveloped by lively, bramble-berry acid, medium tannins and lingering, smooth, earthy spices. Possibly the winery's new benchmark release for its Pinot Noir portfolio. Ready to go now or hold for a few years. Bring this beauty out for a perfect Christmas turkey companion. Drink 2021-2026+. ~ Liam Carrier - IconWines