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2015 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

2015 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

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$90.00
 
SKU: ASPNWC15B
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2015 Whole Cluster Cuvée Pinot Noir opens with enticing aromas of dried Mission fig, strawberry and fresh mint swirled around notes of root beer and forest floor. The opulent, juicy palate captivates with mouth coating notes of tobacco and Brandy soaked cherry, supported by fresh minerality and finegrained tannins on the mid-palate, creating a finesse that lasts throughout the enduring, elegant finish.
Vineyards
Our Whole Cluster Cuvée is a blend of estate Pinot Noir utilizing the Old World technique of conducting primary fermentation while grapes are still attached to their stems. This technique offers a unique aroma profile and texture derived from the inclusion of woody stem material into the fermentation and results in wines of great depth, personality and lasting character.
Winemaking
Fruit for the 2015 vintage was hand picked between September 10th and 23rd. The fruit was hand sorted and soaked cold for five to ten days, after which native yeast fermentation was allowed to proceed under temperature-controlled conditions with 65% whole cluster contribution in stainless steel open-top fermentors. During primary fermentation, tanks were punched down up to two times per day. After limited post-fermentation maceration, the wine was sent via gravity to 38% new French oak barrels and aged for 9 months, then the wine was racked and transferred to older barrels for four months of additional barrel aging.
 

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