"If you've wondered why anyone would bother to make a white Pinot Noir, this is the answer."
Pinot Noir Blanc 2011
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this wine is a “Blanc de Noir,” made in the same fashion as Champagne minus the bubbles. The fruit was whole cluster pressed and the lighter, higher quality juices were sent to a stainless steel tank for settling. The juice was then racked off the heavy sediment, leaving behind the color pigments and the tannins, into a second stainless steel tank where it was fermented to complete dryness. The wine was aged on the lees for six months with frequent stirring to provide a beautiful round richness to the body of the wine.
Alcohol: 13.5% pH 3.3
Cooperage: 100% Stainless steel
Harvested: October 2011
Cases produced: 416
A clear and slightly golden hue; this wine reflects brightly in the glass. Intense aromatics of Asian pear, green apple, sunflowers, and gardenias fill the nose. The mouth is equally bright with racy acidity and tree fruits that float across the palate.