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2017 Pinot Noir

Well balanced and pleasantly approachable; a distinct reflection of the terroir. Our 2017 Pinot Noir presents with the versatility and profound character we come to expect from this prized and beloved varietal. Our anticipation of further development is challenged by the quality that can be enjoyed, now. 

Tasting Notes

Pale ruby red in colour with notes of blueberry and currants, earthy characteristics, violets and coffee, mid-weight, firm and well balanced, softly enveloping and harmonious with a fruity and vanilla finish with good length.

 

Vineyard Notes
Spring arrived with higher than normal precipitation, a trend that continued through July and August though, the wet conditions were offset by sunny days, allowing the grapes to mature. Concerns about harvest that stemmed from the wet summer were alleviated by a warm September that continued on to an unseasonably warm October and November. We're indebted to nature for this dramatic change in fate for the 2017 vintage. Grapes used for this vintage were drawn from two blocks, the variation in these further contributing to the profound character of the wine. 

Production Notes
Giving the vines the appropriate attention and respect, yields were kept low to ensure the highest quality. The above seasonal temperature in late summer and fall gave us ideal conditions for the maturing of our Pinot Noir. The increased variability in diurnal shifts in temperatures helped to create remarkable colour, higher sugars. The quality of the harvest is reflected in the colour, nose and alcohol content.
 
Winemaker's Notes

We have a special affinity for Pinot Noir at Vieni Estates; our first vintage in 2012 immediately spoke to the quality of wines we would be able to produce with this very special varietal. Rightfully regarded as a star of the Niagara Region, we're always excited as we anticipate the result of each growing season and vintage. The expressions of this varietal have an incredible variance across the new world and of course, we produce a cool-climate Pinot Noir and, as such, we can more closely be conflated with old world Pinot Noirs; we enjoy and value this distinction. To grow to love Pinot Noir is to grasp and appreciate the depth of the art of wine making and its relationship with nature.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 2017
Varieties: Pinot Noir
Appelation: Vinemount Ridge
Acid:  g/L
Ph:   g/L
Residual Sugar: 5.6 g/L
Alcohol: 14%

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