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"Tradition"  2016 Pinot Noir Small Lot

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"Tradition" 2016 Pinot Noir Small Lot

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"Tradition" 2016 Pinot Noir Small Lot

43.90

Our new Small Lot Pinot Noir is sourced from the west facing slopes of the Kozier vineyard. This site enjoys the perfect synergy of a warm microclimate with cool soils ensuring a long even ripening. Hand harvested at just the right time to avoid overripening, this wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks with regular pump overs and pressed after three weeks on skins. This Pinot Noir was aged in 2nd fill, 3rd fill, and neutral barrels for 14 months.

The nose reveals a hint of subtle oak spice followed by tones of plums, red berries, and cassis with an underlying tone of “sous-bois” or forest floor which adds to its growing complexity. One the palate, the elegant fruit is in perfect balance with fine tannins and a poised finish. With cellaring potential, this wine pairs best with earthy meals and meats high in flavour. Lamb ragout or Duck confit anyone?

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