Domaine Nico Grand Mère 2018

Elegant and classic Pinot Noir that fits the name "Grandmother".  Laura has a profound respect for what grandparents do for children, and she wanted to honor their love and wisdom with this wine.  

About the Vineyard

Villa Bastias is located in Tupungato within the Uco Valley.  The vineyard is old and planted with Dijon Clones in 1993.  The Grand Mère parcel gets more sun than the Grand Pere block, with generous and silky tannins. Winemaking is traditional and gentle for these delicate wines.  Yields are extrememly low in both sites due to the age of the vineyard.  

Wine Production

Fermented with 20% whole clusters and indigenous yeast in small vats of 800L.  Punch-down extraction done by hand with max. fermentation temperature reaching 25C.  Maceration took place over 7-10 days and malolactic fermentation took place in barrel.

Tasting Notes

Red cherry and strawberry fruit aromas.  As it opens up, a little black fruit combined with a spicy character of black pepper and cinnamon.  Medium acidity with horizontal mouth.  

Production Info
Vineyard name
Villa Bastias
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Gravel and Clay-Loam
Elevation
3,675 feet
Average Vine Age
7
Total SO2
84
First vintage of this wine
2017
Bottles produced of this wine
8184
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Age of Aging Container
2nd use French Oak Barrels
Fermentation temperature
25C °F
Maceration technique
Punch-down by hand
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of oak
French Oak
Length of aging before bottling
14 Months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.47
Residual sugar
2.08 g/L
Acidity
5.47 g/L
Dry extract
23.8 g/L

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