2017 Tondre Grapefield, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

2017 Tondre Grapefield, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
2017 Tondre Grapefield, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
  Planted in 1997, Tondre Grapefield has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top producing sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Protruding Southeast facing slopes, strong marine influences and ancient glacial soils consisting of decomposed granite, gravel and sandy loam are the basis for the exceptional quality fruit that this vineyard produces vintage after vintage.
  These Pinot Noir grapes were hand harvested in the cool early morning hours at brix ranging from 22.5 to 23.5%. About 25% of the grapes were left whole cluster for fermentation. The grapes were then placed in small open top fermenters where they were cold soaked for 4-5 days before fermentation began naturally. Primary fermentation lasted between 12-14 days before the wine was drained and the must was slightly pressed. The wine was then transferred to 100% neutral French oak barrels where it finished native malolactic fermentation. Once this secondary fermentation was completed, a small sulfur addition was made and the wine was left to age sur lie for 9 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Volume750 ml
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