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2018 Renaissance Pinot Noir

2018 Renaissance Pinot Noir
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Medium ruby in colour, the nose is very expressive, showing classic aromas of damp earth, bright red fruit (strawberries & cherries), ripe dark fruit, baking spices with some lifted floral and botanical notes. The palate is plush and full-bodied, showing flavours of cherry and wild strawberry, along with bright pomegranate acidity and a dash of savoury spice. The finish is long, with silky fine-grained tannins and juicy natural acidity, which should ensure a long life ahead.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
Oct 12 & 18, 2018
Acid
5.51 g/L
pH
3.5
Aging
Decant and drink now, or cellar for enjoyment from 2021-2028.
Bottling Date
June 2020
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Medium ruby in colour, the nose is very expressive, showing classic aromas of damp earth, bright red fruit (strawberries & cherries), ripe dark fruit, baking spices with some lifted floral and botanical notes. The palate is plush and full-bodied, showing flavours of cherry and wild strawberry, along with bright pomegranate acidity and a dash of savoury spice. The finish is long, with silky fine-grained tannins and juicy natural acidity, which should ensure a long life ahead.
Vineyard Notes
Stag's Hollow Estate Vineyard - Okanagan Falls (gravels and coarse glacial till) Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard - Okanagan Falls (gravels, sandy loam & glacial till)
Production Notes
Hand-picked and hand-sorted estate grown lots of Pinot Noir were fermented in small 1 ton, open-topped fermenters, using selected yeast strains. The 75% whole berry ferments were punched down 3 times daily by hand and then pressed directly into 100% French oak barrels (40% new & 60% 3rd-fill 300L hogsheads). Each clone was fermented, pressed and barrelled down separately. After malolactic fermentation it was aged for an additional 13 months on fine lees before being racked and blended, and is set to be bottled without fining or filtration in June 2020.
Winemaker Notes
The Pinot Noir planted to our Shuttleworth Creek property is gradually becoming some of the most intriguing and beautiful fruit we’re producing. Of the 7 Dijon clones we have planted to this vineyard, it is the Pommard clone that continues to captivate me, and whose haunting aromatics are showcased in this blend. With some support from the concentrated 115 and 667 clones from our 25+ year old estate vines, used to give this wine its signature weight and structure, we’ve created an impressively elegant Pinot Noir that is excitingly indicative of the quality of fruit coming out of Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard.
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
Other Notes
83 cases