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2016 Pinot Clair - White Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Clair - White Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Acid
0.70g/100ml
pH
3.41
Alcohol %
13.8
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$59.00
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SKU: PC16B
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$708.00
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We start by picking grapes at a maturity level that is greater than those used for the Sparkling wines, but not as high as those destined for still Pinot Noir. Night picking is a critical step so we can press the grapes early in the morning while they are still cool. A gentle pressing of one bar allows us to extract about 90 gallons of juice per ton of grapes before the pigments start to bleed out from the skins. Fermentation began slowly with one of our favorite yeasts, Montrachet. Just 132 cases produced, available only at the winery. Proper storage for up to ten years will achieve haunting complexity and grace.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Acid
0.70g/100ml
pH
3.41
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine speaks first through its subtle and elegant nose, which is richly layered with delicate notes of jasmine, kiwi fruit and honeydew melon. The defining feature of a White Pinot Noir is its texture, which is displayed on the round and juicy palate. The rich entry, reminiscent of blanched macadamia nuts, evolves into bright and lively notes of lemon meringue, ginger, and pear.
Production Notes
The juice components were fermented primarily in neutral oak with the notable addition of a concrete egg tank. A modest amount (16%) of new water-bent French oak was employed to lift the spice.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfectly paired with foods such as salmon in citrus sauce, risotto, or a sashimi of tuna belly, the diversity of flavors found in this wine are beautifully enhanced by food.
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