Slightly more masculine in style than our Shuttlewor th Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, our Estate grown fruit benefits from a warmer, west-facing aspect, which allows for a riper and richer fruit profile.The dark fruit- forwardness is balanced by an elegant backbone of acidity that brings a litheness to this structured Pinot.
Slightly more masculine in style than our Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, our Estate grown fruit benefits from a warmer, west-facing aspect, which allows for a riper and richer fruit profile. The dark fruit- forwardness is balanced by an elegant backbone of acidity that brings a litheness to this structured Pinot.
Stag’s Hollow Estate Vineyard – Okanagan Falls (Gravels & sandy loam)
The grapes were 100% destemmed, without crushing, leaving as much whole berry fruit
as possible. After a 48 hour cold soak, the juice was warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. Hand punch-downs star ted 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 after 11 days of skin contact into 228L & 300L French oak barrels (27% new, 20% 2nd fill & 53% 3rd fill).
Our Stag’s Hollow Estate Vineyard is home to the oldest of our Pinot Noir plantings. Now almost 25 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 (46% 115 / 54% 667), and as our yields in 2017 were significantly lower than usual, it is of extremely limited quantity. Only 87 cases were produced.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: roast chicken, rack of lamb, beef wellington, roast pork with fennel, mushroom dishes (mushroom risotto), roast or grilled lobster, venison, cassoulet, turkey dinner, beef tenderloin
Adventurous: blue cheese (the stinkier, the better), enchiladas, Chinese dishes, salmon, rich milk chocolate