The General Wine Company - Donelan - Two Brothers Pinot Noir - 750ml - Still Wine

Donelan - Two Brothers Pinot Noir - 750ml

Donelan

  • £65.00


For bulk orders please do not hesitate to contact us - 01428 727744 or 01730 235923

Country:USA
Region:California
Sub-Region:Sonoma County
Main Grape:Pinot Noir
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We are a small, boutique winery in Sonoma County producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. We have elected to prize quality over all other factors. Simply put, we think wine should taste great - with every vintage and every grape, this is our ultimate priority and our greatest motivation. We believe that the best wines are not made but discovered and we take pride in the responsibility and privilege of distilling for your pleasure the greatest qualities and natural variations in a vineyard and a variety. We start with great terroir, because site trumps all variables, and we proceed with extreme selectivity, conscientious winemaking, and extensive blending trials. Our journey began not with the grafting of a vine or the crushing of a grape but with a philosophy: quality second to none. From that pursuit we strive to create a quality wine that pleases the palate, heart and mind. In each step of the process, we learn, grow and adapt to the changes in a vintage, and each one places us in the delicate tussle between farmer and land. Each vintage changes, challenges, and reconfigures our previously held beliefs as part of the evolution and continuation of mans journey as stewards of the land. The more we work with a property, the more we can define it. It is the vineyard that teaches us restraint. In the cellar, we watch over and guide the process from grape berry to wine. As stewards of the wine, vine and fermentation, we are the conductors of the symphony. Each varietal contributes its own temperament, each vineyard its own timbre, each vine its own instrument and each berry its own specific wave length. We conduct these elements to create a rapid, but very soft, pianissimo, Chardonnay or Roussanne. Or perhaps a slow, strong and loud, fortissimo, Syrah. We let the wine speak. We guide it though its journey and create symphonies, quartets, and solos. This pursuit is a journey of learning, fellowship, pleasure, and fun. In the words of Joe Donelan, though some famous old poet may have said it before and some famous old poet before him, [We take] the road less traveled.* We are students of wine and the pursuit of quality is our journey. Will we ever stop learning? No. Whats your journey? With the 2012 Two Brothers, we have kept the representation of vineyards consistent with the 2011. By most standards, 2012 was a very consistent growing season, allowing the fruit to mature at a moderate rate. Our constant pressure on the vine for early water stress set the stage for great flavor expression and texture in the finished wine. As the Two Brothers Pinot evolves in our portfolio, so does our approach. We like to create the blend like a director composes a scene - by evaluating it from every angle. This pinot represents a confluence of influence - the interaction of multiple sites, subsections of blocks, whole-cluster inclusion, and new French oak. As with previous vintages, the 2012 expresses a dynamic juxtaposition of red fruits and forest fruits, alongside nutmeg and cedar. Paired with food, each of these is highlighted in its own way, and are together balanced with baking spice, fine tannin, and freshness. ONLY 200 CASES PRODUCED EVERY YEAR


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