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French Family Clone Select Pinot Noir

French Family Clone Select Pinot Noir

The heritage clones selected for this 2018 French Family release have produced an exquisite & ultimately complex Pinot Noir. Intricate layers of aromas, flavours & textures will continue to develop over its lifespan.

Ripe cherry, red rhubarb, pomegranate seed & sassafras aromas carry into a silky palate of blackberry, black currant & crushed raspberry with hints of black tea, cedarwood & earthy minerality. Showcasing incredible balance with silky tannins, fresh acidity & palate structure, we do recommend cellaring until 2028.

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SKU: 23518_18
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Vintage
2018
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Aging
Through 2028
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for this wine is 100% Naramata Bench and was sourced from our Trestle Vineyard (planted 2012), supported by silt loam soils.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard, the Pinot Noir grapes are de-stemmed only into one tonne fermenters. Hand plunging is used to keep the cap moist and to ensure colour & tannin extraction. The natural fermentation was maintained cool early in ferment and then elevated to aid in phenolic extraction. The total maceration time is about 3 weeks. The wines are drained & pressed off just before dryness and tank settled prior to going to barrel. 75 cases produced.
Winemaker Notes
It undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and matures in 3rd fill French oak barrels for 11 months with no racking until pre-bottle blending. Unfined & unfiltered prior to bottling.
Reviewer's Notes
This is an age worthy wine, hand crafted to cellar. If you are planning to open your bottle in the near future we recommend bringing the wine to room temperature and decanting.