2021 Pinot Noir Reserve
Mariafeld & Gamay Beaujolais Clones
Harvest: October 21, 2021, 3.4 tons, 18.9 brix, 8.9 g/l TA, 3.35 pH
Treatment: Destemmed, crushed, 8 day fermentation at 66-72 degrees. 100% malolactic fermentation. Transferred to French oak on February 3, 2022.
Current stats: 5.2 g/l TA, 3.84 pH, 0.2% residual sugar, 12.4% alcohol. Approximately 168 cases. Will continue barrel aging in 2023 to be released as a “Reserve” wine in 2024.
Tasting notes from John: Darker and more concentrated than the 7/777. Darker and more concentrated than the 7/777. Aromatics are currently hidden a bit. Black cherry, black raspberry, black pepper, plum. Flavors build on the palate, robust finish. A wine to keep an eye on.