For us, making Pinot Noir (in all its different forms) is truly a labour of love. The hot summer days and cool nights make this vineyard prime Pinot growing country. There is no question that the 2020 growing season was incredible but sadly, we can’t say the same about the harvest. These grapes were hand-picked on a cold and windy day in October by a group of dedicated friends and family.
The small nature of our bladder press can make the Pinot noir blanc a real challenge to make. Minimal skin contact is key to ensuring we achieve a golden hue and that means we have to move fast. The first batch of grapes to hit the crush pad are swiftly (but ever so gently) tossed into the press. This golden juice is then fermented in 100% stainless steel until it’s put into the bottle.
Bursting strawberry, rhubarb and candied berries, this wine is all kinds of watermelon sugar high! Pairs perfectly with…. honestly, a lot of things but we think it’s perfect with a seafood benedict and a side of sun-soaked patio. You might also try a watermelon, mint and feta salad or a fully stocked Charcuterie board and a bubble of close friends.