2018 RAW Pinot Noir
Appellation: St David's Bench
R.S.: <3 g/l
T.A.: 5.5 g/l
Source: Knotty Vines Vineyard – St.David’s Bench
Winemaker’s Notes: We took the hand-harvested whole bunches and put them into stainless steel, filled it with CO2. After 10 days of carbonic fermentation, we pumped over twice a day for 2 days, and then destemmed, and combined skins with must for 11 more days of extraction. Then we took only the free run must and put it into concrete to finish fermentation and mature. The wine was bottled unfiltered.
Sommelier's Notes: This is a lot gamier compared to the 2017 vintage. Sour cherry, cranberry, orange zest, and tarragon and clove on the nose, it reminds me of Christmas. The palate is dry and fresh, and the tannins grab a hold at the end. Definitely a food wine for now. Roasted poultry or whole baked fish would go well with this and don’t be shy with the aromatic herbs.