Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


This vineyard produces a wine laden with plum, cherry, light red fruit and savoury leafy tones. The structure is a little tightly wound but will release extra goodness within a few months. Hand picked, all fruit is chilled overnight to 12 degrees Celsius. Cold soak for 3 – 4 days, then allowed to warm to kick start fermentation with Indigenous yeast. Fermented in small oak fermenters and stainless steel open vats The Dijon clones from the top of the hill were fermented as whole bunches, while the Pommard, Abel, D clones and MV6 were destemmed, soaked cold for 5 days, then allowed to warm gently into a wild ferment. All parcels were matured in French oak – 25% new, 75% older – for 8 months in 225L barriques. Racked to blend, no fining, no filtration. Bottled by gravity.

$65 or 3 for $172