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Small Lot Pinot Noir, 2018

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2018 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL

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$29.95
Pinot Noir

Description

The spicy, earthy nose has fruity aromas of cherry extract, blueberry and strawberry.  Smoothly textured with silky tannins, a taste finds sour cherry, blackberry, raspberry and cranberry with a delicately toasty aftertaste.  

Sourced September 13th and 14th from the Moira and Mottiar Vineyards as grape sugars averaged 20.8° Brix.

After primary fermentation in stainless-steel vats, the wine was divided to age in sixteen older 228-L barrels and one new barrel (or 6%), all of French oak.  After nine months, it was bottled in August 2019.

At the time of bottling, the wine was measured at 12% alcohol, 0 grams per litre residual sugar, 5.7 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.75 pH.

Only 424 cases were produced. Enjoy now to 2024.

Vegan friendly.

Food Companions: Best served near 14° C with mushroom strudel, roast turkey with full trimmings or Cornish hen.  A food friendly Pinot - this is the most popular with our restaurateurs.

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Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2019.

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: VQA Beamsville Bench
Vineyard: Moira and Mottiar Vineyards
Cases Produced: 434

 

Appearance: Light ruby colour.
Nose: Red plum, tobacco leaf nose with a note of ripe rhubarb and oak.
Palate: Light to medium-body, dry with lifted flavours of cherry and red plum and an engaging floral finish. A touch of tannin on the finish gives structure to the wine.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drink in 2020, through 2021.

 

Food Pairing: Alfredo linguini with salmon, sweet potato casserole, turkey meatballs with cranberry sauce, beef and barley stew, and pesto chicken bake with feta and olives.

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