Tasting Notes: Aromas of ripe raspberry, orange peel, agave spice and leather make up the nose. The ripe, red fruit elements reappear on the palate and are framed by velvety tannins that carry the creamy texture through a long lush finish.
Romance Copy: On the dawning of a still September 20th morning, beautifully ripe Pommard clusters grown in Jory soil were hand harvested at the site of one of the oldest Pinot noir vineyards in the Red Hills of Dundee. As one of the early pioneers in the region, the well-respected Durant family established the first of their vineyards in 1973, which are dry farmed with minimal intervention.
Immediately following harvest, the bins were covered, secured and the fruit transported to the winery where the clusters were hand sorted, destemmed and allowed to naturally cold soak. Fermentation began as a result of the native yeast provided by nature in the vineyard and the must was moved to 100% French oak barrels for fifteen months where primary and ML fermentations were naturally completed.