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Raisin D’Etre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Winemaker’s notes | Gustav Allander
The Raisin D’Etre vineyard is located south of the winery below Naramata Rd. farmed by Rebel and Jim Solley. Planted to clone 828 the soils in the Raisin D’Etre vineyard consist of chalky clay soils on the lower bench land overlooking Okanagan Lake.
At the winery the fruit was separated into two lots consisting of 33% whole cluster and 66% destemmed fruit, and cold macerated for 3 days. After cold maceration the fermentation vats were warmed and fermented using only 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 40% new and 60% 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.
Similar to the 2015, the wine has dark fruit aromas and spicy notes. The intensity of the dark fruit notes continue on the palate along with the classic Pinot Noir earthiness. Vibrant acidity and silky smooth tannins with a long lingering finish help round out the wine. A unique chalkiness is present on the finish which is unique to this vineyard. Our 2016 Raisin D’Etre Vineyard Pinot Noir can easily be aged for up to 10+ years but can also be consumed in the near term with decanting.
Acid/pH: 5.4 / 3.69
Bottled: September, 2018
Residual sugar: 0.82 g/l
Released: November, 2018
Purchase for this product is only available to Canadian customers
* Price is not inclusive of tax