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2019 Simply Noir

2019 Simply Noir
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SKU: 37465-19

Very pinot-esque on the nose, this wine shows an abundance of aromas of bright red fruit and florals, balanced by an intoxicating earthy complexity. Wild strawberries, cherries, and dried herbs carry through to the palate, which is complemented by the wine’s bright, mouth-watering acidity, gentle tannin structure, and enticing minerality. A great Bistro red that could be chilled a little before serving - the perfect spring and summer red, with or without food.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Harvest Date
October 9, 13 &14, 2020
Acid
5.72 g/l
pH
3.55
Aging
Drink now and over the next 3-5 years.
Bottling Date
March 2020
Residual Sugar
1.7 g/l
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Very pinot-esque on the nose, this wine shows an abundance of aromas of bright red fruit and florals, balanced by an intoxicating earthy complexity. Wild strawberries, cherries, and dried herbs carry through to the palate, which is complemented by the wine’s bright, mouth-watering acidity, gentle tannin structure, and enticing minerality. A great Bistro red that could be chilled a little before serving - the perfect spring and summer red, with or without food.
Vineyard Notes
Three Boys Vineyard - Oliver, Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard & Stag's Hollow Vineyard - Okanagan Falls Sub-GI, Stone Slope VIneyard - Keremeos
Production Notes
Each lot was hand-harvested, sorted, destemmed and lightly crushed into open-top 1-ton fermenters, with the exception of the Zweigelt, which was gently transferred as whole-clusters to a closed stainless steel tank, under a blanket of CO2. The Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, and Dolcetto were all cold-settled before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. The Zweigelt was fermented by carbonic maceration. Once alcoholic fermentation was complete, all lots were drained and pressed into individual stainless steel tanks and neutral french oak barrels (15%), where malolactic fermentation was completed. The final blend was assembled, stabilized, lightly filtered and bottled in March 2020.
Winemaker Notes
This wine is always a treat to assemble. Gamay and Pinot Noir have always made up the majority our our Simply Noir, but in recent years, we’ve found that there are a few other varieties that fit really well with the wine’s profile. We discovered with the 2017 vintage that Dolcetto was quite a natural match, with its natural youthful exuberance and rusticity. This year, though, we were able to play around with a small lot of Zweigelt. Using carbonic maceration really played up the savoury edge to this grape, and it was a welcome addition to the blend. A surprising favourite among our spring releases.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: cured meats, vegetable tarts, roasted vegetables, ratatouille, tomato salads, picnic & bbq foods, soft-centred cheeses (i.e. Camembert), turkey, pork roast Adventurous: Jambalaya or any Creole dishes
Other Notes
63% Gamay Noir, 28% Pinot Noir, 5% Zweigelt, 4% Dolcetto