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Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is our flagship red wine. The volcanic slopes at this Quails’ Gate vineyard site are ideally suited to this varietal. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir. As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich, complex fruit flavours, reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines, while showcasing the added elegance of New World wine making techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

A New World style Pinot Noir with aromas of rich, ripe red berries, cherry jam, and the sweet spices of clove and nutmeg. The palate is very seductive and complex, full of intense red berried fruits with intriguing exotic spices and a long lingering finish. This wine can be enjoyed right now but also has the ability to age for another 5 to 8 years. We recommend baked salmon, roasted duck and other game dishes with this wine.

Winemaking

The Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir was made from 100% Pinot Noir clones sourced entirely from 12 to 29 year old vines grown in the estate vineyards on Mount Boucherie bench. Harvested by hand in early October, the fruit was chilled and soaked on the skins for several days before undergoing spontaneous fermentation. The wine was gently pressed before barrel ageing for 10 months in 50% new French oak. Only the very best French oak barrels are chosen for the Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 13.5 %
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
Residual sweetness: 2.9 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639658
UPC code: 778856214208
Date bottled: December 2015
Case volume: 1948 (6/case)