Schug Pinot Noir Carneros


Schug Pinot Noir Carneros


VINEYARDS 52% land; 22% Schug Estate; 14% Ricci; 9% Sangiacomo; 3% Brown APPELLATION: Carneros
SUGAR AT HARVEST 24.4 degrees Brix, average
FERMENTATION 6 to 8 days in stainless steel punch-down and rotary fermenters, with cap immersion up to 3 times daily
AGING/COOPERAGE 2 months in 800 gallon oak casks (during malo-lactic fermentation) 9 months in 60 gallon French oak, medium toast barrels (21% new)
ALCOHOL 13.8% by volume
ACIDITY TA = 0.67g/100ml; pH = 3.46

This classic Carneros region Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, in the tradition of the finest red Burgundies of France. “Clonal diversity” is achieved by carefully blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish. This wine pairs nicely with lamb, duck, even grilled fish, and will improve with additional cellaring for 2 to 5 years.

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