Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.5% | PH: 3.77 | Titratable acidity: 5.05 g/L
Bottling Date: September 2023
Cellaring: 3+ years
A ripe flavoured and silky textured Pinot Noir. The nose shows ripe black cherry, blackberry, blueberry pie, vanilla, cinnamon and clove notes with a lilac floral complexity. The medium-bodied palate is smooth textured, light in tannin, balanced by crisp acidity and very fruit-driven with flavours of blueberry, lingonberry and raspberry alongside some Mexican chocolate and a slight bacon, meaty note on the long, silken finish. Pair this with a roasted beet salad, barbecued pork rips or a Portobello mushroom burger.
– Rhys Pender, Master of Wine
The 2022 growing season will be remembered for its very late start and remarkable finish which allowed for an abundance of quality grapes grown and fine wines produced. An uncharacteristically cool spring resulted in bud break occurring in early May. With delays in fruit development by as much as three weeks, careful vineyard management and cooperative conditions were needed to reach proper sugar levels and ideal natural acidity. The summer months were spectacular, offering the perfect amount of heat and sunshine to allow for our largest yield of grapes to date followed by an unbelievable fall heading into a condensed harvest that began in October.