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The Gravity bottling of Pinot Noir is designed to showcase the 'best of the best' in our vineyard and cellar. Careful selection of the finest parcels of Pinot Noir vines are selected then each individual barrel is selected to craft our 'iconic' Pinot Noir from the vintage. We love Pinot and it shows!
Awards & Ratings
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, Silver Medal
MWC 2015-01-06Wine expert Kurtis Kolt wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "A selection of the best fruit from Flat Rock’s best vineyards has become a winery icon." You can read the whole post... More
MWCWine expert Kurtis Kolt wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "A selection of the best fruit from Flat Rock’s best vineyards has become a winery icon." You can read the whole post here: http://mywinecanada.com/wineblog/springinyourstep/
MWC 2014-11-06Wine expert Jake Skakun wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "The Gravity label is a blend of the vineyard’s better sites and barrels. It’s elegant with plenty of tart red fruit... More
MWCWine expert Jake Skakun wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "The Gravity label is a blend of the vineyard’s better sites and barrels. It’s elegant with plenty of tart red fruit (cherry, raspberry and strawberry), spice, a little minty greenness and light tannins on the finish. This is a tasty Pinot with depth and only 12.5% alcohol." You can read the whole post here: http://mywinecanada.com/wineblog/depth-flat-rock-cellars/
This was a featured wine from October's Wine Club.
Name: 2011 Gravity
Winery: Flat Rock Cellars
Geographical Indication: Twenty Mile Bench, ON
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Cases Produced: 640
Appearance: Clear, medium ruby core.
Nose: Clean, medium intense characters of ripe cherry, cherry licorice, red apple skins, and baking spice.
Palate: Dry, medium+ acid, medium tannins, medium body, medium+ intense characters of cherries, ripe raspberries, cranberries, vanilla, and fresh herbs.
Quality: This is very good quality Pinot Noir with a nice concentration of fruit and spice, as well as an emphasis on structure that makes it well suited to drink alongside food. It's capable of 3-5 years of age, the tannins will soften and more earthy layers will evolve.
Food pairings: Beef roast with sautéed mushrooms, coq au vin, roasted vegetables (beets, parsnips, onions), roasted quail with thyme and oregano, lamb tagine.
Wine Writer’s Comment:
Gravity is the Flat Rock Cellars' flagship Pinot Noir that draws from the best plots in the vineyard and the best barrels in the cellar. Pinot Noir is one of only a handful of grapes that Ed Madronich has championed for growing in Niagara. He believes it can make great wine and ripen consistently. The grapes for Gravity are fermented using mostly wild yeast and aged eighteen months in French oak barrels. The name 'Gravity' comes from the gentle process of flowing the wine from barrel to bottle without using any pumps, which could expose the wine to oxygen. What emerges is a medium bodied wine with dark fruit characters and enough structure to give it a great aging potential.
- Jake Skakun, @JakeSkakun