Owner: Pellegrini Family
Winemaker: Pellegrini Family
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Twenty percent whole clusters were placed in the vats with the balance of the fruit de-stemmed. After a four-day cold maceration, the vats were allowed to warm up and fermentation began with the native yeast from the vineyard. Fermentation lasted about 12 days, with each tank punched down by hand according to traditional Burgundian methods of vinification. The wine was aged for 11 months in a combination of Chateau Sirugue and Remond barrels.One-third of the barrels were new, with the balance being one- and two year-old wood.
Color: Bright red garnet in color; bright acidity, complexity and elegance with a soft, velvety texture.
Bouquet: Medium-bodied, Fragrant aromas of cherry fruit, rose petal and spice
Flavor: Flavors reminiscent of Bing cherries accented by subtle spice and earth notes.
Pairings: Pair with duck, truffle mac-n-cheese, braised lamb with pomegranate sauce, or pork with fig compote.
Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Serving Temperature: 65°F