Trail Estate 2018 Vintage Three County Pinot Noir Unfiltered
VQA Prince Edward County VQA
Hand harvested from Trail Estate’s vineyard. The fruit was destemmed into a combination of neutral oak barrel fermentors and stainless steel tanks. The grapes were then cold soaked before natural fermentation and pressed as the wine approached dryness. Ageing in French oak barrels for 10 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A fantastic Pinot Noir with a great balance of fruit, vibrancy, floral and funk. Pour a glass, sit back, and turn up Bjork’s 1993 Debut album for this wine’s sibling.
Bright garnet colour. The tart cherry bouquet unveils layers of cranberry, charred lemon, fresh herbs and smoke aromatics. A smooth and silky medium bodied palate with delicate tannins. Fresh and ripe cherries dominate the palate, with funky fresh earth, smoke and leather notes carrying through to the finish.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
A stunning Prince Edward County Pinot Noir just bursting with ripe cherry aromas and fresh earth. Low in alcohol at just 11.6%. Wow. Smooth and medium-bodied. Pair with roast chicken or turkey.
John Szabo, MS – 92 POINTS
Serious wine here, it shows a mix of dark berry fruit and plenty of smoke, spent coffee grounds, and come swarthy underlying black tea and vegetal character. The palate offers resistance and density, light but very tightly woven tannins; the finish bleeds into bitter chocolate tones but all in all the ensemble flows seamlessly. Very fine length. Drink 2021–2026.