2022 Pinot Noir
This Coal River Valley Pinot Noir is both elegant and expressive. It bursts with vibrant red berries, complemented by earthy spice. Concentrated layers of red fruit, touched with vanilla and dried sage, offer an intriguing and complex palate. The mid-palate impresses with its fresh texture and fine structure, providing a solid foundation for the wine's expansive intensity. Notably, it boasts an exceptional length, seemingly stretching out for miles. With time, this wine will evolve, unfurling even greater complexity, thanks to its elevated structure. Anticipate a graceful aging potential of 15+ years.
After hand picking, each batch is hand sorted and then de-stemmed without crushing. Each clone is picked, processed, and fermented separately. It is cold soaked under inert gas coverage for 2/3 days prior to being allowed to warm up for ferment, getting a gentle hand plunging 2 to 3 times a day.
Upon reaching dryness (around 7-10 days later), it is pressed via gravity directly to oak, again each batch being kept separate. After malolactic fermentation is complete, it is sulphured and remains on lees prior to blending and bottling ten months later.