2012 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L
Deep ruby in color, the vibrant raspberry and cola aromas almost leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine’s juicy mouthfeel is supported by ample acidity building with wild berry fruit through the mid-palate to the fine grain tannins on the finish.
An intriguing blend of power and restraint, this Pinot Noir is both savory and delicately sweet. Only Heirloom Pinot Noir clones were chosen for this intense but delicate Pinot Noir. The grapes were harvested at night and the fruit was rigorously hand sorted prior to partial destemming and then berry selected before open top fermentation. With ideal fruit and stem maturity, we decided to ferment several clones with 20% - 30% whole cluster for this vintage.