The grapes were harvested on August 10th, 11th and 15th at 23.1 brix. The grapes underwent a five day cold-soak with 1-3 punch-downs by hand daily. Once dry, the wine was pressed and put into French oak barrels (20% new) where it stayed for 15 months before being racked and bottled unfiltered in February 2017
The 2015 Pinot Noir Duvarita Vineyard is another gorgeous wine from Gavin Chanin. Red cherry, cranberry, orange peel, mint and rosewater, all supported by veins of tannin, are some of the nuances that give the Duvarita its chiseled, saline-driven personality. Readers who like energetic Pinots will adore the Duvarita. Today, it is a total knockout.