2016 was a beautiful vintage with abnormally consistent weather. Without any extremes in temperature, or any external pressures late in the growing season, the fruit thrived and was in excellent condition at harvest.
This youthful and savoury wine has great character and is supple in nature. On the nose, fresh notes of ripe raspberry and sour white cherry are complemented by a hint of cassis. Cherry and complex red fruits on the palate remain, alongside a pleasant minerality, expressed through the perfect amount of zest. Aging in French oak for 15 months, youthful tannins, great acidity and mature fruit on the finish make this a beautiful, food-friendly wine. This vintage is ready to drink now, but has great cellaring potential.
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 its complexities while balancing its acidity. 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.
|100% Pinot Noir||Estate||Beamsville Bench||Aged 15 months, French oak, 35% new French oak|
|Release Date||Alcohol||Residual Sugar||Cases|
|October 6, 2020||13.3%||3.0 g/L||555|