2018 Pinot Noir

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2018 Pinot Noir
2018 Pinot Noir

Reminiscent of a Bourgogne Rouge but with a Finger Lakes stamp of origin, this terroir-driven Pinot Noir has aromas of plums, cherries, forest floor, wet stone and dried herbs.  It is delicate in color, yet displays focused intensity and complexity on the palate.  Its long finish shows vanilla, caramel, red fruit and minerals from the shale-heavy soil of our vineyard.

Harvest notes: Our estate Pinot Noir vineyard was planted in 1984 by Silver Thread founder Richard Figiel.  One of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards on Seneca Lake, the glacial till includes shale and limestone outcroppings amidst silt-loam soil and contributes to naturally low yields.  Dijon clones planted include 115 and Clone V (reportedly a suitcase clone from Clos Vougeot).   2018 was the most challenging in a generation, but our meticulous vineyard practices, including summer thinning and leaf removal produced a ripe crop.  Hand-harvest and sorting at the vine occurred September 22, 2018.

Winemaker notes:  Fruit was destemmed and fermented in small lots using both native and cultured yeast.  Wine was aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 10 months (average barrel age 8 years).  Bottled in August 2019.

Volume750 ml
Cases Produced46
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