Pinot Noir 2019 Le Fou
This classic Pinot Noir, with aromas of wild raspberries and dark blueberries, is made from grapes grown on out steep hillsides overlooking Dry Creek Valley. This wine's concentrated depth of flavor and richness of structure eloquently express the unique combination of our vines, soil and climate.
Dry Creek Valley
Average brix: 28.8
Aged for 12 months in tight-grained French oak barrels (20% new).
The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
The color is a classic Pinot Noir ruby, with rich aromas of blueberry and raspberry, with notes of cherry and vanilla. On the palate, concentrated berry flavors join with a rich spicy texture and a long fruit finish.
A unique selection of clones, rootstocks and benchland and mountain top soils make up Michel-Schlumberger’s seven tiny blocks of Pinot Noir. The flavors are concentrated, elegant, layered, and well structured.
Food Pairing Notes
Our "Le Fou" Estate Pinot Noir is a rare find in Dry Creek Valley. It pairs especially well with Moroccan cuisine with its incredible blend of spices and ingredients that come together to create flavors that blend into complex layers that reveal sweetness, spiciness, richness, and earthiness - bland, this wine and these recipes are not. Serve with couscous, tagine, salmon, fowl, or rack of lamb.