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Artesa Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Handcrafted, lush and bright. The film 'Wine Country' was filmed here!
Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
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Red Fruit and Preserved Fruit, Woody

BODY: Medium -
DRYNESS:
Very Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium +
TANNIN:
Medium -
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: California (Napa, Sonoma, Russian River Valley & More), United States of America

Grape Varietals:
Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)

Winemaking:

Destemmed, Extended Skin Contact, and On Lees Ageing

Maturation: 7-12 Months Oak Barrels

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
roast chicken, bacon stuffed mushrooms, beef burger

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Peking duck, spicy hot pot, Thai prawn curry

Description

Artesa Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Fun Fact: “Artesa” is Catalan for “handcrafted.”

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Pinot Noir. The fruit for this wine comes from nine blocks on Artesa's Estate Vineyard in Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California. The vines grow in a unique terroir with Haire clay loam soils and a high drainage capacity on some of the highest hillside blocks of the Artesa estate.

Taste Profile: Artesa Los Carneros Pinot Noir has bright and delicate aromas of raspberry, cherry and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and fruit-forward with a vibrant acidity and superb balance. Lush strawberry, cherry, mulberry and plum flavours are accompanied by light vanilla spice and white pepper notes. Closes in a long finish.

Winemaking Process: Hand harvesting the grapes at night to preserve freshness and fruit integrity. Whole cluster fermentation with stems for 30% of the Estate Vineyard lots, the rest went through fermentation with whole berries (no crushing) after destemming. The berries go through a cold soak for 3 days with 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in puncheons. 100% native yeast fermentation with punching down three times a day. The free run wine enters French oak barrels (30%) for 10 months, where it ages on lees. Racking once before bottling.