Tantalus Pinot Noir - Maija
Showcasing a deep garnet in colour, this wine exhibits classic Pinot aromas of Bing cherry, Doris plum, clove and cinnamon spice. Hints of cedar and licorice add nuance to the nose.
The palate exudes juicy red fruits - sun-warmed plums, ripe raspberry and a splash of cranberry, all brought together with a wisp of French oak. Our signature Tantalus minerality is here in spades, which leads to a surprisingly long finish for a wine from such youthful vines.
Fruit for this Pinot Noir was handpicked from our youngest estate blocks of Dijon plantings, complemented by fruit sourced from a neighbouring vineyard in South East Kelowna of impeccable quality.
Vinified in small lots using 100% wild fermentation, the small batches were then placed into a selection of new (20%) and seasoned French oak barriques for 11 months and blended, just prior to bottling.