Belle Glos - Dairyman Pinot Noir 2018
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Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir
Once a dairy farm and pastureland, this vineyard has realised its greatest potential as a prime, virgin Pinot Noir vineyard. It was first planted in 2000 to a mix of Dijon clones 115, 667, and 777, all grafted on low-vigour rootstock 101-14. We have been working with this vineyard since 2003 and have always been impressed by the quality of the Pinot Noir it produces. Dairyman sits in the southern alluvial plains of the Russian River Valley near the ocean, a region where cooling fog comes in through the Petaluma Gap in the morning and once again in the evening. Afternoon breezes help to soften the effects of the warm sun. In Dairyman, each vine has been trained up on a vertical shoot position (VSP) trellis, which both limits the growth and opens up the typically congested fruit zone. The combination of low-vigour rootstock and alluvial soil stress the vines, while the cool, coastal climate creates a long growing season that brings about small, concentrated, and flavourful berries.
Deep garnet in colour with pleasing aromas of sun-warmed blueberry, blackberry pie, and black cherry with hints of forest floor and cedar. There is an earthy cola tone on the palate with very effusive dark berry flavour layered with a touch of vanilla. Dynamic and focused this wine has refined tannins and a long lasting finish.
Closure: Cork and wax outer
Alcohol %: 15%
Unit size: 75cl