2020 Dijon Pinot NoirRegular price $65.00
Sweet berries, orange peel and tangerines on the nose. Full-bodied with round tannins and a delicious, juicy finish. Nicely done. Drink now.
You may have met my sister (the Pommard clone) by now. What can I say; she’s flashy, juicy and lush. I know what they say about me, “She’s more reserved and mercurial, blah, blah, blah.” But give me time and once I unwind . . . watch out. Layers of dense dark fruit entwined with more spice than I know what to do with. Like I said, give me time . . . but don’t miss your chance.
The 2020 growing season will certainly be remembered for years to come. As everyone huddled safely indoors to avoid the pandemic, our grapevines began their growing season by enjoying a dry, warm winter. The beautiful weather continued through Spring and Summer, with excellent ripening conditions allowing for an early harvest.
All fruit is hand-harvested at night, preserving berry integrity. After a 7-day cold soak, fruit is fermented with native yeast in open top tanks. The wine is then drawn off and the must is placed into a basket press for gentle pressing. All wines complete malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. The vineyard blocks are kept separate for evaluation with the most intriguing blocks racked together in late Spring to assemble the finest expression of the Dijon clones from our estate. The blend is returned to barrel to allow the wine to marry before bottling.