2020 Pinot Noir
Cellar up to 10 years.
March 23, 2021
The nose expresses fruit leather, cherry and floral spice, while the palate is lively with ripe cherry, back currant and bergamot. The overall taste experience is well balanced, and the finish is long and fresh.
Corcelettes Estate Vineyard, Upper Bench, Keremeos- “Stemwinder”- alluvial deposit & “Similkameen” gravelly sandy loam. Gnarly and extremely coarse soils eroded from steep mountain walls. Situated on the higher, south facing regions of the valley providing an extended growing season. Dry, windswept and extreme daytime heats. Exposed rock faces ‘sink’ and radiate heat well into the night. Vineyard rows are North/South orientation, VSP trellis system. Second Chance Vineyard, Cawston - Nisconlith sandy/silty loam. Fluvial deposits. Ranging from very fine to coarse, in veins. Think abandoned riverbeds or oxbows. Site benefiting from morning dews and reduced overall heat, with extreme high-lows which preserve acidity and aromatics. Vineyard rows are East/West orientation, VSP trellis system.
All fruit and vines are hand tended, hand harvested, and hand sorted. Various small lot harvests throughout Sept & Oct 2020. Multiple small lot ferments, slow and cool extending on-skin time and preserving aromatics. Ferments start with wild yeast, inoculated for 2nd half to dry. Aerated pump over extraction, 28 days on skins. 6 months in French oak barrels., 50% in 3rd use Medium long toast, 50% in convection toast. Unfined
Food Pairing Notes
Try with Pizza, turkey sandwiches, mushroom risotto, or salmon dishes. The options are endless with this Pinot!
560 cases crafted.