Santa Lucia Highlands’ two most renowned growers, Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, have joined forces on an exciting vineyard located just south of the celebrated Garys’ Vineyard in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is called Soberanes Vineyard. We at Bernardus are honored to be among the few wineries to receive both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this exciting vineyard.
We have chosen two Pinot clones: the celebrated Pisoni clone and Dijon clone 667.
The 2016 Soberanes displays a beautiful ruby robe and vibrant red fruit aromas. The palate exhibits crisp flavors of ripe red cherry and raspberry with a long finish, promising an excellent future ahead.
Picking date: August 30th, 2016.
Appellation: Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands; 100% Pinot Noir.
Fermentation: All our grapes are hand-picked and sorted at the winery. Our Pinots are destemmed and gently pumped to small fermenters retaining as many whole berries as possible. Each fermenter is hand punched or pumped over twice daily until fermentation is complete. The vats are then gently pressed and the wine aged in barrel for 10 months before bottling.
Cooperage: 100% French: Sirugue and Billon; about 40% new.
816 - 6/packs (750 mls.)