Pinot Noir 2014 Le Fou

Pinot Noir 2014 Le Fou

This classic Pinot Noir, with aromas of wild raspberries and cherry fruit, is made from grapes grown in seven tiny parcels on our steep hillsides overlooking Dry Creek Valley. The concentrated depth of flavor and richness of structure eloquently express the unique combination of our vines, soil and climate.

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Estate
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.51 g/100ml
pH
3.69
Alcohol
14.9%

Vineyard Notes

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.

Harvest:  September 2nd, 2014
    

Production Notes

Fermentation:  The grapes were crushed into small open top fermenters.  After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented with native yeast.  After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed out, settled, and racked into barrels.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (20% new).

Bottling Date:  July 14, 2015

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Classic Pinot Noir ruby

Aromas:  Rich aromas of blueberry and raspberry, with notes of cherry and vanilla

Palate:  Concentrated berry flavors, lush mouthfeel and long fruit finish

Production

372 Cases