2018 Pinot Noir Estate
14 months in 27% new French oak
February 22, 2020
This light-to-medium-bodied red wine offers aromas of cherry, raspberry, and Earl Grey tea and mocha, with soft acidity, ripe tannins and flavours of cherry, red currant, vanilla and spice with some savoury earthy notes and a lingering silky finish.
Liquidity’s 1994 planting of own rooted clone 115 along with fruit of clones 667, 828, 777 and 114, all cane pruned and then shoot and fruit thinned to produce 3 short tons per acre.
Four clones were harvested at optimal ripeness during the first two weeks of October. Each clone was fermented separately with a mixture of tank and small lot fermentations, the wine was gently hand punched throughout, with some pump-overs on the tank fermentations. After an average of 14 days of skin contact, the wine was pressed to French oak barrels (25% new) and aged for 15 months prior to blending and bottling in February 2019.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine has enough complexity to be enjoyed on its own, but pairs well with ostrich tartare, cured or smoked meats, roast duck breast or a mushroom pizza.