Production: 334 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurants
Variety or Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation: Blended Vineyards
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Vine Age: 5-15 years
Soil: Clay and loam with limestone.
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: French Oak – aged for 10 months, 30% New Oak
Alcohol Content: 12.2%
TA: 5.25 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 14- 18 degrees Celsius
Our 2016 Red Head Pinot Noir was hand harvested, crushed and destemmed into small batch vessels for a cold soak and then alcoholic fermentation. This Pinot Noir spent 28 days on its skins before it was pressed off to settle and then racked into French Oak barrels. The French oak used was 30% new barrels, 30% 1 and 2 year old barrels and 40% neutral barrels where it was aged for 10 months to gain complexity and layers of fruit and tannin. After Ageing, specific barrels were selected for this Red Head blend. The barrels were emptied into tank where they were cold stabilized, and lightly filtered before bottling. This is our fun, everyday styled Pinot Noir that is great on its own but also pairs well with light dishes and appetizers.
Appearance: Bright garnet with a pink hue.
A variety of a red and black fruits fill the glass. Layers of flavours; Red cherries, raspberries, forest floor, and spice follow. Sweet red currents, new leather and floral notes round out the aromatic profile of this very aromatic wine.
The aromatics on the nose follow through and continue to build on the palate. Fruit forward on the entry, notes of cherry, ripe red currents and brambleberry fill your mouth. Soft layered tannins follow with flavours of leather, spice and toast. The mid palate of this wine has ripe fruit, round texture, gripping tannins and is followed by a smooth medium-length finish. This is a lighter medium-bodied wine that packs a punch of fruit flavour and also showcases elegant and delicate textures with a finish that lingers.