15 Months in 100% French Oak, 29% New, 71% 2-5 years Old.
Pinot Noir Reserve 2017
Our reserve is from a single clone grown on a single block. A dark crimson colour, this Pinot Noir flows out of the glass with a mixed nose of dried cherries and dried Autumn leaves. Dark plums, liquorice, and earthiness lead by soft tannins and robust acidity round out the finish.
It is only in outstanding harvest seasons that Stoneboat Vineyards will release a Reserve Pinot Noir. This wine is from a single clone, with all the fruit coming off a block of grapes from the Orchard Grove Vineyard. It was hand harvested on October 12 and de-stemmed at the winery without crushing in order to leave the whole berries intact. A short cold soak took place shortly afterwards, followed by a hot and fast fermentation which lasted 21 days with two daily punch-downs, before being pressed and sent to barrel to finish malolactic fermentation. Just 7 of our best barrels went into making this wine. Bottled on May 23, 2019