Block 3 Pinot Noir 2015

Beginning with meticulous site selection and vineyard design started in 1991, Felton Road's story is one of refusal to compromise. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir. This wine is taken from Block 3 of Elms vineyard where a deep bench of glacial soil is interspersed with calcarious seams.

Tasting Notes

The wine leads with intriguing aromas of spice, leather and dried herb supported by dark fruits and delicate florals. The palate is stained dark with layer upon layer of beguiling fruit, and again the expensive leather and exotic spice.  The texture and depth is impressive with mouth coating tannins that can only come from older vines and this great site of deep silt soils. Block 3 at its recognisable and richly expressive best.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Elms Vineyard
Soil composition
Sandy-Loam
Training method
Double-Guyot
Exposure
Northern
Year vineyard planted
1997
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
2000
Bottles produced of this wine
7,632
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
40% New, 30% 1 year, 30% 2 year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
5 - 8 days
Fermentation temperature
up to 90 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Maceration length
17 - 28
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 - 8 months
Size of aging container
228L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
13 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
Biodynamic-Demeter
Certified Vineyards
The Elms Vineyard, MacMuir, Calvert, Cornish Point
Certifying Organizations
Demeter

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