2018 Pinot Noir Ampelos Vineyard
This 2018 Pinot Noir is a classic expression of the varietal, it’s 100% Pommard Clone Pinot Noir from certified Organic and Biodynamic Ampelos Vineyard. Cool ocean breezes and conscious farming keep these grapes from over ripening resulting in a truly elegant Pinot.
On the nose, this 2018 Pinot Noir is packed with beautiful floral aromas of lilacs and roses. It’s light - but complex. The weight is classic Burgundy, but the fruit is classic Sta. Rita Hills. On the palate it has notes of juicy bright red cherries, black tea and white button mushrooms. Pairings include whole roasted paprika chicken with chickpeas and spinach, honey orange glazed duck breast and sweet potatoes and of course cheese and charcuterie boards.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards: 100% Ampelos Vineyard
Farming: Certified Organic and Biodynamic
Fermentation: 30% whole cluster fermentation, native yeast, no additions
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 10 months in neutral French oak, unfiltered and unfined
Cases Produced: 200