Cornish Point 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 from Cornish Point vineyard where the close proximity to water creates a unique mesoclimate.

Tasting Notes

The aromas are bursting with exuberant ripe plum and black cherry backed up with wafts of fine chocolates and a whole cupboard of complex spices. The mouthfeel is velvety soft and voluptuous, with fleshy fruit over dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee. A plush, harmonious and expressive wine. Charming and textbook Cornish Point. 

Production Info
Vineyard name
Cornish Point
Vineyard size
19 acres
Soil composition
Sandy-Loam
Training method
Double-Guyot
Elevation
693 feet
Vines/acre
1,616
Yield/acre
1.8 - 2.4 tons
Exposure
Northern
Year vineyard planted
2000
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
11,916
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
30% New, 30% 1 year, 30% 2 year, 10% 3 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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