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Tightrope Winery

2018 Pinot Noir Fleet Road

2018 Pinot Noir Fleet Road

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 is dropped to one cluster per shoot and the shoulders are removed. Both shoot and leaves are thinned to ensure good light penetration and even ripening. the irrigation is strategically managed to control canopy growth, berry size, guaranteeing good ripening of grapes.

The care taken in the vineyard, continues in the winery, where the grapes were hand picked and then processed imediately. 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
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Harvest Date
Oct 10, & 17, 2018
Sugar
23.6
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.79
Aging
French oak, 30% new, for 10 months
Fermentation
wild yeast fermentation
Bottling Date
Sep 4, 2019
Residual Sugar
2.6 g/l
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
On the nose there is an elegant balance of dried strawberries, plums and dark cherry. the palate continues with flavours of vanilla, new leather and spice. This is a medium bodied Pinot Noir, with soft silky tannins.
Vineyard Notes
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 is dropped to one cluster per shoot and the shoulders are removed. Both shoot and leaves are thinned to ensure good light penetration and even ripening. the irrigation is strategically managed to control canopy growth, berry size, guaranteeing good ripening of grapes.
Production Notes
423 cases
Winemaker Notes
The care taken in the vineyard, continues in the winery, where the grapes were hand picked and then processed imediately. 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
Grilled Ahi tuna, goose with apples
Production
424 cases
Other Notes
Drink now through 2024 Silver 91 pts - Decanter 2020 DWWA
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