Saint Gregory Pinot Noir

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Saint Gregory Pinot Noir

1.00

Blend 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 13.5%
Total Acidity .67
pH 3.79
Residual Sugar 0.4%

Winemaking
All of the fruit was hand-harvested between 24 and 25 degrees brix. After crushing, approximately 20 percent of the grapes were added whole-cluster to cold soak for four days before fermentation. Some of the lots were allowed to ferment with their indigenous yeast. The must was punched down twice daily for an average of two weeks to gently extract color, flavor and tannins. After a gentle pressing, the wines were racked into small 25% new French oak barrels where they finished malolactic fermentation with their indigenous malolactic bacteria. The wines were aged on their secondary lees for 20 months then egg white fined and bottled.

Winemaker Comments
This wine is dark purple garnet in color and Burgundian in style; with rich, full and attractive aromas/flavors of ripe black cherries, plum, toasty oak and hints of earth. Soft tannins, balanced acidity and a rich, velvety mouth-feel produce a luscious wine that is enjoyable now and will develop more complexity with additional aging in the bottle.

Food Pairing
Delicious companions with this wine are duck with dried cherries, sage-roasted double pork chops with stuffing, and roasted lamb with Mediterranean vegetables. 

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