2013 Niagara Escarpment2013-pinot-noir-niagara-front-label-large-format

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Production: 54 cases, 30 magnums and 8 jeros

Viti/Vini: 2013 was a difficult vintage in upstate, which made our sorting process more important than ever, and after a long and tedious sort, the fruit that emerged was beautiful. This further cemented our belief in the importance of everything we do, from hand picking to extensive sorting, as the 2013s would never have been possible without these. Unfortunately, it also meant that from the 3 tons of fruit we started with, we were only able to produce one barrel, but, it was well worth it in our eyes. Spontaneous ferment, with no additions or additives, and no SO2 until its first birthday. After basket pressing and a short settling, the wine was aged in neutral 500 liter French oak for 24 months on their lees.

Tasting Note: Black fruit dominates the nose with ripe bing cherry, plum and blackberries, while balanced comes from a touch of sour red cranberry. The palate has smoke, forest floor, and a slight herbal note, leading to an elegant structure and long finish. Comparing these two Pinot’s is amazing.