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828 Clone Pinot Noir

This wine is dedicated to our Brother, Benjamin, who pioneered the introduction of many premium Pinot Noir clones into Canada. The Clone 828 Pinot also represents our quest to be an industry innovator and allowing the terroir to shine in this exclusive, 6-barrel bottling.

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Tasting & Pairing

Last produced in 2014, the terroir once again called for a single bottling of this distinctive and delicious clone. On the nose, expect aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, plum, clove and tobacco. The palate is elegant with structured tannins, balanced acidity and notes of brooding dark fruit. Careful cellaring of up to 8 years will allow this wine to develop the most sought-after complex and comprehensive characteristics that Pinot Noir can produce. Pair alongside wild mushroom risotto, charcuterie, cedar-planked salmon or seared venison.

Winemaking

The 828 Pinot Noir clone was imported and planted exclusively at Quails’ Gate in 2006 with the intention of enhancing the depth and complexity of our Pinot Noir programme. The first example of exceptional quality, these young vines are showing delicious red fruits and fabulous textural qualities. Fermented with natural winery yeasts for 26 days on skins and barrel aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Cellaring of up to 10 years will allow this wine to develop the most sought-after complex and comprehensive characters that Pinot Noir can produce. Enjoy until 2027.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13%
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual sweetness: < 1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code 208975
UPC code: 778856418064
Date bottled: December 2018
Case volume: 300 (6/case)

Winery Retail Price: $59.99
Wine Club Price: $50.99