Pinot Noir-2018 Soberanes Vineyard
2018 Soberanes Pinot Noir
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 aromas exhibit beautiful aromas of ripe plum, accented by spice notes. The flavors mirror the aromas, with rich ripe red fruit notes and hints of toasty oak .
Picking date: September 13th & 20th, 2018.
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.
August 20th, 2019.
643 - 6/packs (750 mls.)