For us, making Pinot noir is truly a labour of love. All of our Pinot is produced exclusively with grapes grown by family owned and operated Hugh & Mary Vineyard.The hot summer days and cool nights make this vineyard prime Pinot growing country, The vines are 24 years of age and only the clone 115 was used in this reserve release.The grapes were hand-picked on a beautiful weekend in October by close friends and family.
Once the grapes hit the crush pad they were fermented in small, ½ ton lots and cold soaked for 10 days. They were punched down three times a day and then gently basket pressed and aged in 25% new French Oak for 16 months. What makes this wine so extra? This single vineyard, single clone wine was made using our three favourite barrels of this vintage. These barrels were then given extra time in the barrel and a lot of extra attention (think gravity flow and little-to-no pumps)
This Pinot noir was made in the vineyard and once harvested, was made with minimal intervention and maximum farming effort. This Pinot is delicate and elegant with a beautiful, soft texture, explosive flavour profile, and a bright and balanced finish. Hints of violet and truffle on the nose and flavours of cherry on the palate make this the kind of wine that really gets along with everyone.
ABOUT THE EXTRA MILE COLLECTION
It’s never crowded on the Back 40, and the same goes for the extra mile. That’s because it’s not easy to go above and beyond. The thing is, if you’re not willing to settle for less than greatness, there really is no other option. This wine is the best of our best and was made to pair with special occasions, big celebrations, or a job well done!