Pinot Noir, Trefethen Family Vineyards 2016

Trefethen Estate


We are a big fan of Pinot noir, it was one of the wines we first learnt about on a visit to Beaun, so we were very excited to be offered a taste of this stunning Pinot Noir. Full of summer fruits, beautiful mineral notes and a nice long finish. This is another great example of a Cali Pinot noir and very limited in the UK.

The Vintage

Much of our winter rain came late, with almost 12 inches in March alone. With a very warm spring, the vines were running about three weeks early heading into the summer months. July and August were cooler than average, with foggy mornings, mild sunny afternoons and no severe heat spells. Vineyard temperatures rose again in September and harvest dates were early by about two weeks. The heat in the spring and again in the fall provided welcome bookends to the mild summer. The grapes benefited from increased hang time and showed fantastic character development.

Production area
Planted in gravelly soils in the northwestern quadrant of the stunning Trefethen estate vineyards, Located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. These well-drained soils combined with limited yields produce Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with bright and complex flavours.

Varieties
100% Pinot Noir

Description
Alluring aromas include forest floor and hints of dark cherry, raspberry and strawberry. The palate is velvety and features flavors of truffles, mushrooms and baking spices

Food Pairings
The ultimate food pairing wine, Pinot Noir shines with leaner meats, poultry and sausage. The wine is uplifted with earthy flavors like truffles and mushrooms. Complement with coriander, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, cinnamon or allspice.

Product Details

ABV:  13.6%
Serving emp  16-18 ° C. 
Laydown

  8-12yrs

Volume

75cl

 


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