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2020 Simply Noir

2020 Simply Noir
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SOLD OUT - new vintage release Fall 2022

Consistent with last year’s red fruit spectrum on the nose, this wine shows an abundance of cherry, raspberry, red licorice and florals, balanced by an intoxicating earthiness. Juicy red fruit and dried herbs dominate the palate, which is complemented by the wine’s bright, 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
2020
Harvest Date
October 2020
Acid
5.6 g/L
pH
3.5
Aging
Drink now and over the next 3-5 years.
Bottling Date
June 2021
Residual Sugar
2.0 g/L
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Consistent with last year’s red fruit spectrum on the nose, this wine shows an abundance of cherry, raspberry, red licorice and florals, balanced by an intoxicating earthiness. Juicy red fruit and dried herbs dominate the palate, which is complemented by the wine’s bright, 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
This Is It Vineyard - Naramata, Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard & Stag's Hollow Vineyard - Okanagan Falls Sub-GI
Production Notes
Each lot was hand-harvested, sorted, destemmed and lightly crushed into open-top 1-ton fermenters, The lots were all cold-soaked for 3 days before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. Once alcoholic fermentation was complete, all lots were drained and pressed into french oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation was completed. The final blend was assembled, stabilized, lightly filtered and bottled in June 2021.
Winemaker Notes
This wine is always a treat to assemble. Pinot Noir and Gamay have always made up the majority our our Simply Noir, but this year Merlot edged out the Gamay for 2nd position. We discovered with the 2017 vintage that Dolcetto was also quite a natural match, with its youthful exuberance and earthiness, and it has played a part in the blend ever since. This year’s Simply Noir is a little darker in fruit profile, but still very pinot-esque, and as juicy and delicious as ever.
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
67.7% Pinot Noir, 22.6% Merlot, 5.5% Gamay Noir, 4.2% Dolcetto 440 cases produced