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Tightrope Winery

2017 Pinot Noir

2017 Pinot Noir

The grapes for this wine came from the Tightrope Vineyard and the adjacent Garagan Vineyard (formally Hermitage). Extensive work was done in both vineyards to make this wine. Fruit dropped to one cluster per shoot and the shoulders are removed. Both shoots and leaves are thinned to ensure good light penetration and even ripening. The irrigation is strategically managed to control canopy growth, berry size, guarateeing good ripening of grapes.

The care taken in the vineyard, continues in the winery, where the grapes were hand picked and then processed immediately. The grapes were de-stemmed, but not crushed, directly into small half ton fermenters where they were cold soaked for five days, before a wild ferment commenced. In total the grapes spent about 21 days on skins before being pressed. The wine was aged in French Oak, 30% new, for 10 months before being bottled.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Harvest Date
Oct 10 & 17, 2017
Sugar
24.0
Acid
5.3 g/L
pH
3.99
Aging
100% French Oak 30% new, for 10 months
Fermentation
wild yeast fermentation
Bottling Date
Sep 14, 2018
Alcohol %
13.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
On the nose there is an elegant balance of dried cranberries, plums and dark cherry. The palate continues with flavours of vanilla, tobacco and spice. This is a medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir, with soft silky tannins.
Awards
Silver-InterVin International Wine Awards 2019, Bronze-BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2019, Bronze-National Wine Awards of Canada, 2019
Vineyard Notes
The grapes are all hand-picked for this wine and come from the Tightrope Vineyard and adjacent Hermitage Vineyard. Extensive work was done in both vineyards to make this wine. Fruit dropped to one cluster per shoot and the shoulders are removed. Both shoots and leaves are thinned to ensure good light penetration and even ripening. The irrigation is strategically managed to control canopy growth, berry size, guarateeing good ripening of grapes.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were hand picked and then processed immediately. The grapes were de-stemmed, but not crushed, directly into small half ton fermenters where they were cold soaked for five days, before a wild ferment commenced. In total the grapes spent about 21 days on skins before being pressed. The wine was aged in French Oak, 30% new, for 10 months before being bottled.
Food Pairing Notes
Cedar planked BC wild salmon, roasted duck breast
Production
662 cases
Other Notes
Drink now through 2026
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