2018 Pinot Noir Rubis
This single vineyard wine comes from the Rubis Family Vineyard, on the Naramata Bench. This is a young vineyard that is gently sloped and west facing. It produces a bright, fruit forward Pinot Noir that is very indicative of the Naramata Bench.
The grapes were hand-harvested and carefully destemmed but not crushed. They were then fermented in 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.