Belle Glos Balade Pinot Noir 2016 0,75

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Med Belle Glos finder du Pinot Noirs produceret fra Californiens mest unikke kystnære vinregioner.
Mens hver af de forskellige vingårde ligger nær Stillehavet er klimaforskellene overraskende tydelige med varierende påvirkning af tåge, vind, sollys og jordtype på hvert sted. Den enkelte 'Vineyard' er udformet til at udtrykke essensen af dens unikke beliggenhed men med respekt for klassisk og rig Californisk Pinot Noir.
Ejer / vinproducent, Joe Wagner (Caymus) valgte navnet Belle Glos (udtales "BELL GLOSS") for at ære sin bedstemor, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna var medstifter af Caymus Vineyards, en inspirerende figur til Joseph og en ivrig elsker af Pinot Noir.

THE WORD BALADE, FRENCH FOR ‘WANDERING’, IS A FITTING TERM FOR OUR EXPLORATION OF COASTAL, CALIFORNIA VINEYARDS THAT CAPTURE THE SIGNATURE BELLE GLOS STYLE. EACH YEAR, WE BOTTLE A LIMITED QUANTITY OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND EXPRESSIVE PINOT NOIR UNDER THE BALADE LABEL, AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN RESTAURANTS.

“To me, Balade is the expression of a specific place and a very specific and memorable moment in time.”
JOSEPH WAGNER, OWNER & WINEMAKER

SINGLE VINEYARD SURVEY
During the 2016 growing season,one vineyard block in the Russian RiverValley stood out because of its low vigor,which yielded tiny but wildly expressive and concentrated berries. In signature Belle Glos style, this wine displays the sought-after ripe berry flavors along with the bright acidity for which Russian RiverValley Pinots are known.

THE 2015 GROWING SEASON
After several years of drought, this vintage brought a return to normal rainfall and a much-needed replenishment of the thirsty soil. Spring began right on schedule in March with some warm weather that led to early bud-break and vine growth.April continued warm, leading to consistent and even growth of the canopies. As the season progressed, the weather remained mild, with relatively even temperatures that held throughout the harvest season.The crop ripened about three weeks earlier than normal.

WINEMAKING
We harvested early in the morning so the fruit would arrive at the winery while the grapes were still cool to preserve their vineyard-fresh flavors.After de-stemming,but not crushing the berries,we cold-soaked the fruit for up to two weeks to soften the skins and allow for ideal extraction. During fermentation, in a combination of closed and open-top stainless steel fermenters, we used both punch-downs and pump-overs to extract color and tannins, and also to control temperatures and maximize flavors.We barreled only the free-run juice, discarding the must, then aged the wine in 100% French oak (60% new, 40% seasoned) for up to nine months.After racking the wine once malolactic fermentation was complete,we racked it one final time before bottling.

TASTING NOTES
A lovely crimson-garnet color. Concentrated black cherry woven with aromas of black plum and blueberry intertwine with notes of spice, forest floor and violet petals. On the palate, the wine is ripe and full with tones of wild berry, maple tobacco, strawberry cola and a bright minerality. Overall, the structure is athletic with a winning balance between opulent fruit and bright acidity.

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