Stewart Family Reserve Dijon Clone Pinot Noir
This wine represents an exclusive blend of the best and oldest Dijon Clones from our estate. Blended from 16-year-old, well-attended Dijon clones 115 and 667, this wine is aged in gross lees in French oak for 10 months of which 60% are new and 40 % are 1 year old.
All the right components integrate in our Dijon Clone, an olfactory expression of red cherry, all-spice and mocha. Notably Burgundian in its presentation, this wine has a fruity attack with dried red cherries, forest floor and mocha notes on the silky finish. The second bottling of a blend of Dijon Clones 115 and 667; we anticipate all the wonderful floral, feminine nuances of these classic clones to develop as tannins lengthen and soften up to peak at 7 years. Don’t miss out on this very exclusive, über-Pinot noir aficionado wine.
The Dijon Clones were harvested from the Upper Boucherie Bench on our Estate property. Directly after arriving at the crush pad, the grapes were lightly pressed before they were pumped to tank and cold maceration for 3 to 5 days. Tanks were then lighted warmed so that indigenous yeast in the atmosphere could initiate fermentation, a testament to true expression from our unique terroir. The free-run wine was then racked off skins to barrels and aged in French Oak for 18 months. The initial bottling of this blend of Dijon Clones has proven that this is a wine that will age beautifully and we anticipate nothing short of 7-9 years for the 2012 vintage of a delicate and authentic Burgundian-style Pinot Noir.
Alc. by volume: 14%
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
Residual sweetness: 2 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code 208975
UPC code: 778856211429
Date bottled: December 2014
Case volume: 450 (6/case)