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2017 Pinot Noir Shuttleworth Creek

2017 Pinot Noir Shuttleworth Creek
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Pale ruby in colour with delicately earthy flavours of dried herbs, dried violets, baking spices and botanicals framing a core of bright, red fruit. A concentrated palate of redcurrant, cranberry and wild strawberry are complimented by savoury notes of bay leaf, dried mint and garrigue. Dusty, fine-grain tannins and lively acidity create great tension on the palate, and add a pleasant length to the finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Vineyard Designation
Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
Oct 6, 2018
Acid
5.66 g/L
pH
3.53
Bottling Date
May 2019
Residual Sugar
0.7 g/L
Alcohol %
13.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pale ruby in colour with delicately earthy flavours of dried herbs, dried violets, baking spices and botanicals framing a core of bright, red fruit. A concentrated palate of redcurrant, cranberry and wild strawberry are complimented by savoury notes of bay leaf, dried mint and garrigue. Dusty, fine-grain tannins and lively acidity create great tension on the palate, and add a pleasant length to the finish.
Production Notes
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 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 (9% new, 23% 2nd fill & 68% 3rd fill), where each lot rested, untouched, for 13 months, before being blended, stabilized and bottled.
Winemaker Notes
Our Shuttleworth CreekVineyard continues to prove itself as an ideal site for high quality Pinot Noir. Being slightly cooler than our Estate vineyard, the fruit shows a distinctly different profile. A classic cool climate New World Pinot Noir style: a ripe fruit core, complimented by complex earthy,floral notes and a botanical edge.A lifted,more feminine style to counter-balance the powerfully- structured wines produced from our Estate vineyard.All 6 Dijon clones used to create this blend were kept separate through fermentation and barrel ageing, until a final blend was decided on (38% 777, 18% 114, 12% 828, 12% Pommard, 10.5% 115 & 10.5% 667).
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