50th Parallel Pinot Noir
A full-bodied wine from a dry vintage in the Central Okanagan Valley that first shows off fully developed flavors of dark red fruits like ripe Staccato cherry, black raspberry, and blackberry. Dried rosemary and sage, saffron, and truffle explode to take over the mid palate blend seamlessly with earthy minerality. A fresh, vibrant and poised Pinot Noir.
Made from a blend of six Dijon clones from all blocks of our estate: 115, 114, 777, 667, 828, 943. Vine ages varied between those in their 3rd to 7th leaf. Selectively hand harvested and sorted into small individual fermenters with a combination of destemmed and whole cluster fruit. Cold soaked and fermented spontaneously with naturally occurring yeasts for 17-26 days. All Pinot barrels went through seasonal spring malolactic fermentation from May to June of 2016 in our wine caves and spent a total of 14 months in barrel before blending. Age worthy for up to 12 years when kept in proper cellars. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in December 2016, under a screwcap fitted with a breathable liner to promote microoxygen transfer into the wine which over time will help build tannic complexity during aging.