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2016 Pinot Noir

$39.95

Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard | VQA — St David’s Bench

 

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Winemaker's Notes

There appears to be two distinct styles of Pinot in the world of wine these days: big, jammy fruit bombs typical of hot climates, and a more delicate, nuanced and balanced wine with silky tannins that is more typical in cooler climates. Our Pinot Noir is most often described in the latter style. It should remind you of strawberries and violets on the nose with a hint of mushrooms. On the palate the tannins are nicely integrated giving the wine structure and ageability.

Vineyard Manager's Notes

Pinot Noir is known the world over as the “heart break grape” because of how difficult it is to grow well. The slightest bit of moisture in the air can spell trouble so it is critical that we stay vigilant during the growing season. Our sustainable practices mean we are in the vineyards routinely so we can spot the beginnings of a problem and stop it from developing. Our sustainable practices include never using herbicides; we control weeds by tilling them into the soil where they add nutrients; our cellars are geothermal environments where heating and air conditioning are not needed at any time during the year. These are just a few examples of our environmentally friendly practices both in the vineyards and in the winery.

Bosc Family Food Pairings

This is a beautifully structured Pinot Noir making food pairing quite interesting. The classic combination is with lamb, and we’ve certainly enjoyed this wine with herb-encrusted rack of lamb. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box and try it with cedar planked salmon with a hoisin glaze.

Technical Notes

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
October 1 12.80% 22.8˚ 3.69 5 541 1.3 g/L

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