After 5 days of cold soak, whole berries are fermented with native yeast in both an open top fermenter and new barrels. It is aged in 100% French oak (45% new) for 14 months and bottled without any fining and filtration.
Followed by a very challenging vintage of 2020, we were so relieved to have a healthy vintage of 2022. And 2022 turned out to be a spectacular vintage. The bud break started a bit late but benign, dry weather throughout the growing season enabled grapes to develop intense flavor. There was no heat spell after the veraison and this dry condition gave us an opportunity to pick grapes at ultimate maturity levels. This vintage brings balance and complexity to the wine.
This Pinot Noir showcases delectable aromas of raspberry, cherry, rose petal, and a hint of strawberry as well as attractive bouquets of cedar, caramel, anise. Dazzling red berry flavor expands on the palate. Supple acidity and refined tannins lift the mid-palate and provide the exquisite monthfeel with finesse and depth. A nuance of elegant oak notes adds a touch of spiciness and tension to the delightful finish.
Sensual and transparent