94 Points / Cellar Selection – Wine Enthusiast – August 2015 EXTREMELY LIMITED
Tasting Notes by Paul Gregutt / Wine Enthusiast: You’ll find it difficult to keep your hands off this gem, a block selection from the estate vineyard. The name, notes the winery, comes from an ancient Greek dance. Dark, smoky and toasty, this gripping wine is tight-knit and packed with raspberry and black cherry fruit, set against sweet baking spices. The balance is perfect, and this will drink well now through 2030.
Romance Copy: The fruit for our Trata Pinot noir was hand harvested and hand sorted on a cool September 25th morning from the vineyard located just west of our wine cave. Immediately following harvest, the clusters consisting of Wadenswil 2A, Dijon 114, 667 and 828 were delivered to the winery where the fruit was once again hand sorted and then destemmed and placed in small bins to cold soak until fermentation began with indigenous yeast provided by nature in the vineyard. After a series of manual punch downs, the wine was pressed, settled and transferred to 100% French oak barrels for fifteen months where primary and ML fermentations were naturally completed.
Our Trata, named after a traditional commemorative dance performed in the ancient Greek city of Megara only at Easter time, was our opportunity to select our favorite lot from this block and share it with you.