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2019 French Family Clone Select Pinot Noir

2019 French Family Clone Select Pinot Noir

The heritage clones selected have produced an exquisite & ultimately complex Pinot Noir.

A fruit forward nose of red and black cherries, currant, plum, pomegranate and a touch of vanilla bean carry into a palate of dark brambly fruit and crushed raspberry with hints of black tea. Fresh and vibrant acidity, balanced and silky tannins lead into a long-lasting finish with a touch of mocha.

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SKU: 23518_19
Naramata Bench
Through 2028
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our 2019 Clone Select Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from the Trestle Vineyard, comprising the clones 943 and Chalone. Particular attention is paid to canopy management of these vines to ensure airflow in the canopy, minimizing the need for spraying. Clusters are partially exposed early in the growing season to encourage phenolic development. Crop yields are kept low at about 2.0 tons per acre and may be reduced further depending on the growing season.
Production Notes
Hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard, the Pinot Noir grapes are de-stemmed only into one-ton fermenters ensuring a high proportion of whole berries. After 6-7 days of cold soak, the musts are gradually warmed up to initiate a natural or directed fermentation. Hand plunging is used to keep the cap moist and ensure colour and tannin extraction. The fermentation temperatures are maintained cool early in ferment and then elevated to aid in phenolic extraction. The total maceration time is about 3 weeks.
Winemaker Notes
he wines are drained and pressed off just before dryness and tank settled prior to going to barrel. It undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and matures in barrel for 12 months with no racking until pre-bottle blending. The 2019 Clone Select Pinot Noir is comprised of 25% new French barriques and puncheons. Unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling. Only 32 Cases Produced