2009 Pinot Noir
UPC 778913 039522
In Block 4 of our home vineyard, Pinot Noir grows particularly well. Almost too well. So we bunch-thin rigorously to intensify the flavours of the remaining fruit. In fact, we let as many grapes drop to the ground as we harvest each fall. We could make more wine from Block 4, but that wine would not be as good. All our winemaking decisions get the same attention to detail as Block 4 does. And the results show in every bottle. On that, you have our word.
A NOT-SO-LITTLE, LITTLE THING
Using partially wild yeast enhances the vineyard character of this wine.
WHAT WE SMELL
Raspberry and cherry. Some toast and char.
WHAT WE TASTE
Cherry, plum and cloves. Velvety tannins.
WE’D EAT IT WITH
Daube de Boeuf. Google a recipe. You’ll love it.
WE’D ALSO PAIR IT WITH
October 6 to 14 2009
14 to 21 days in stainless steel
18 months in French oak
May 3, 2011
February 1, 2012