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Review 2015 Pinot Noir

2015 Pinot Noir

C$23.95
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This is a new world expression of an old world varietal. The wine has all the complexity and character of an old world wine, but is followed by a cleanliness and brightness with a fresh fruit character suited to new world palates.
Description

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

The 2015 vintage was much like Pinot Noir itself – temperamental.  Both colder and warmer than average conditions throughout the year created a dramatic tension that resulted in equally dramatic and distinctive wines.

This youthful wine has great character, leading off with fresh notes of ripe cherry and plum.  Red fruit gives was into a pleasant earthiness, expressed through notes of tobacco, nettle and a touch of spice.  On the palette, silky tannins lend a bit of body, balanced by a refreshing acidity and an elegant finish.

FOOD MATCHES

The tannin in this wine reaches for a distinctive food pairing.  Consider a duck or a pork roast to allow this Pinot Noir to play up it’s complexities while not overwhelming it’s delicate fruit.  A creamy mushroom risotto would also be a great pairing to showcase this Pinot Noir’s structure and flavour profile.  When looking for cheese pairings, choose cheeses with creaminess like an aged Camembert, or delicate flavours such as Comte.

Varietal Vineyard Appellation Fermentation
100% Pinot Noir Estate Beamsville Bench Aged 12 months, 1-2 year old French oak
Release Date Alcohol Residual Sugar Cases
February 1, 2019 14.0% 3.0 g/L 390