50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2015
Made from a blend of six Dijon clones from all blocks of our estate: 115, 114, 777, 667, 828, 943. Vine ages varied between those in their 3rd to 7th leaf. Selectively hand harvested and sorted into small individual fermenters with a combination of destemmed and whole cluster fruit. Cold soaked and fermented spontaneously with naturally occurring yeasts for 17-26 days. All Pinot barrels went through seasonal spring malolactic fermentation from May to June of 2016 in our wine caves and spent a total of 14 months in barrel before blending. Age worthy for up to 12 years when kept in proper cellars. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in December 2016, under a screwcap fitted with a breathable liner to promote microoxygen transfer into the wine which over time will help build tannic complexity during aging.