2017 Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir
25% New French Oak
Open top fermentation in 1.5 ton fermenters, punchdowns twice daily for 12-14 days.
Subtle smokiness and bright fruit on the nose & palate.
Shoot thinning is performed early in the year; after fruit set, leaves are removed in the fruit zone on the east side of the vines. Later, the clusters are counted and thinned to a maximum of 28 clusters per vine. Once the grapes have achieved 75% color, a final cluster thinning is performed to remove any green or second crop clusters. The average yield is 2 tons per acre.
Fermented 15% whole cluster, and only moved with gravity.
Coming from a barrel selection from our 13 estate acres of pinot noir in the dundee hills.