Cold climate Pinot. Low sulphur, this one is about red berries and forrest floor – yum
Now that there is no single-vineyard wine being released from Eden Road, the flagship Pinot Noir has become a blend with the very best parcels of fruit ending up in this bottling. For this release, Celine Rousseau made a selection of her best puncheons of Courabyra and Maragle Pinot Noir, with 5% Pinot Meunier also making it to the final blend. The vines of both these sites are rooted in decomposed basalt, rich volcanic soils. The wine was fermented with 20% whole bunches in open fermenters, then lightly pressed to French puncheons (30% new) for 10 months maturation. The result is a fleshy and open, forest floor and mulberry-noted Pinot that’s ready for business!
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