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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is our flagship red wine. The volcanic slopes at this Quails’ Gate vineyard site are ideally suited to this varietal. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir. As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich, complex fruit flavours, reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines, while showcasing the added elegance of New World winemaking techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

The 2017 Pinot Noir is an expressive combination of bright juicy red berry fruit, violets, cloves and savoury dried herbs. Medium in body, the wine has a beautiful balance of fruit and acidity with polished tannins and a long, lingering finish. We suggest pairing with roasted squash risotto, seared venison or braised pork with wild rice and roasted root vegetables. We recommend serving at around 15°C to enhance your tasting experience.

Winemaking

The majority of the vines are over 20 years old, with deep roots penetrating the complex, freely draining soils. Entirely hand harvested in early October, the grapes were cooled and allowed to soak on skins for 5 days before fermentation was initiated. Both wild and cultivated yeasts were used to create this wine. After 2-3 weeks of fermentation and maceration the wine was gently pressed and aged exclusively in French oak barrels for 10 months before being racked and blended. Enjoy now or until 2021.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13.1%
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual sweetness: <1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 585760
UPC code: 778856117202
Date bottled: September, 2018
Case volume: 3400

Winery Retail Price: $29.99
Wine Club Member Price: $25.49