Pale ruby with garnet hues.
A densely concentrated nose showing floral and woodsy top notes of dried oregano and thyme with a suggestion of freshly milled Macrocarpa and the earthy loam of forest floor. A rich core of sweet plum, anise and ripe black and red cherry sits underneath, revealing more and more nuance with air
Enjoy over the next 10 to 12 years with duck, venison or lighter red meats.
Super silky and seamless in the mouth, the smoky wood tannins frame the luscious cherry and plum fruit in its best light. A vibrant acid line drives the long palate, a perfect tension with the pleasant drying sensation of the tannin. The nett effect is a profound and food-friendly pinot noir that speaks of a special place and time, finishing long, lithe and luxurious.
Crafted from six handpicked pinot noir clones planted in 1998 — Abel, 667, 777, 115, 114 and 10/5. We handpick each level of the terrace and clones separately to capture and learn about the uniqueness of each parcel. They all start their life in their own fermenter, with natural fermentation from wild yeasts. A combination of gently pumping juice over the bunches and hand plunging take us through the fermentation process
The wine is pressed off into its own set of French oak barrels selected to enhance its unique characters and aged for 12 months.
Allan Johnson/Guy McMaster
Picking Date: April 2018
Bottled: June 2019