One of biggest and richest Pinots we’ve made since 2005. The tannins are very fine and pure, keeping the theme that Pinot should be rich and elegant at the same time.
2020 was an incredibly rich vintage for us. Beautiful warm days and cool nights during the ripening cycle in September. Prior to being put to barrel the wines went through punchdowns and pumpovers using a very gentle approach (one-two punchdowns a day). Natural yeast fermentation as always. Gently basket-pressed. The wine spent 18 months on its lees in French oak barrels (30% new, 30% 2nd fill, 30% 3rd fill). Spent 18 months in barrel on its lees prior to being moved to stainless steel to settle on the lees for a further 6 months. Total elevage of two years.
VQA Niagara Peninsula