2019 Singlefile Small Batch Field Blend
SMALL BATCH PROJECT: #10
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
This wine is a field blend of Pinot Noir (approximately 60%) and Pinot Meunier (approximately 40%). Both varietals from the Singlefile Vineyard were hand-picked just after dawn on 19th March 2019. The fruit underwent a whole bunch fermentation which was initiated by using the lees from a recent chardonnay fermentation. The lees were poured over skins and the fruit was saturated in a carbon dioxide environment. The wine was left to ferment “inside the skin” for 35 days (i.e. a total Carbonic Maceration). Post fermentation this wine was aged in old French oak hogsheads.
A light refreshing red wine that displays bright confected red cherry flavours and a touch of orange peel (negroni) and subtle spices. The wine has beautiful silky tannins on the palette. Think Beaujolais, think fun with subtle complexity. Even think about chilling in summer. Importantly, don’t overthink it!