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Evelina’s Block Pinot Noir 2016
Winemaker’s notes | Gustav Allander
The 2016 Evelina’s Block Pinot Noir, named after Winemaker Gustav Allander’s daughter, was planted in 2012 from cuttings taken from the original Foxtrot old vine block. All the vines are own rooted. This block is lower down the slope than the old vine block so there is a higher silt content with veins of sand and gravel running down the slope, remnants of long dormant streams.
At the winery the fruit was separated into two lots consisting of 33% whole cluster and 66% destemmed fruit, and cold macerated for 5 days. After cold maceration the fermentation vats were warmed and fermented using 100% native yeasts. Manual punch downs were performed over a 14 day period three times per day reducing to twice daily towards the end of fermentation. At the completion of fermentation the juice was transferred into 30% new and 70% second and third fill French Francois Freres oak barrels, where it underwent full malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 18 months. Prior to bottling the wine was racked and went unfiltered into bottle.
Slightly lighter in colour than the 2015 vintage the 2016 shows has aromas of light red fruits finishing with elegant floral notes. These notes continue on the palate with spicy notes and smooth tannins and acidity rounding out the finish. Our 2016 Evelina’s block can easily be aged for 5+ years but can be drank in the near term as well. 50 cases produced.
Acid/pH: 5.2 / 3.72
Bottled: September, 2018
Residual sugar: 0.90 g/l/l
Released: November, 2018
Purchase for this product is only available to Canadian customers
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