12 Wines of Christmas...Wine #4 revealed
The 4th wine of our 12 Wines of Christmas is our 2019 Pinot Noir, Stag's Hollow Vineyard. It’s Thursday and we have a special treat. See below for the recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Breast of Chicken & Flambéed Wild Mushroom Sauce from Chef Jordan Ash from Flambé @ Home. Mmmm. It’s going to be delicious together. Enjoy!
Our Stag’s Hollow Estate Vineyard is home to the oldest of our Pinot Noir plantings. Now almost 27 years old, these well-established vines are among our most reliably-ripening, and intensely-structured. This particular blend is a co-ferment of the two Dijon clones planted to this block (115 & 667).
The grapes were 100% destemmed, without crushing, leaving as much whole berry fruit as possible. After a 48 hour cold soak, the must was warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. Hand punch-downs started at 3 times daily and tapered off to once a day as tannins progressed. Free run juice was drained off and the skins were pressed off as soon as the primary ferment was completed. All lots were racked into 300L French oak barrels (16% new, remainder 2nd fill & 3rd fill), where each lot rested, untouched, for 12 months, before being blended, stabilized and bottled.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.5% alc./vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Harvest Dates: Oct 10, 2019
Bottling Date: May 2021
Release Date: August 2021