2020 Pinot Noir

Le Grand Clos

2020 Pinot Noir

The alluring, expansive layered red fruit flirts with darker-berries, leading to a long, complex yet focused finish that reveals strong chalky minerality, firm acidity, and present, but finely-tuned tannins.

$49.95 / 750 ml Bottle
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Winemaker Notes

The Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir hails from the 'artistic' 2020 vintage, in which the warm, dry harvest conditions allowed for unhurried, considered choices that ultimately respected the transparency of the local terroir and character of the year. Both Le Grand Clos Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blocks happen to come from parcels on the western side of the Le Clos Jordanne vineyard: a happenstance of aspect and geology.

- Thomas Bachelder

As always, a gloss of reticent delicacy permeates the Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir, highlighting raspberry liqueur, wild strawberries, pomegranate seeds, fresh plum, and cloves. My wife Mary Delaney conjured a striking image, 'Imagine tasting the first spoonful of just-made, warm, red raspberry jam.' The polish and elegance on the palate allow the wine to wear its considerable weight quite lightly, and to finish with a taut and chalky, glycerine-laden finesse, so fine and long.
Alcohol Volume: 13.5%
Acidity: 6.2 g/L (expressed in tartic acid)
pH: 3.55
Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/L
VQA Sub-appellation: Twenty Mile Bench
Vineyard: Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard
Block: Blocks #3 & #7
Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning: Single and Double Guyot
Planting Density: 5299 vines/ha (2145 vines/Ac)
Harvest Date: September 10th 2020

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