Pinot Noir Clos De La Faille 2017

Grape Variety: 
100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Note: 
Bright red. Smoky nuances complement red cherry, flowers, minerals and violet. Fresh and saline, offering bright, crisp red berry flavors that have an inviting herbal touch. The finish is long, youthfully chewy and very bright. Lovely Pinot Noir that is very much like biting into fresh grapes. Made from roughly 25-year-old vines and fermented with 10% whole clusters and 10% destemmed grapes, this is aged in oak for 16 months (15% new, the rest once- and twice-used barriques). The Clos de la Faille is an Albert Mann monopole vineyard characterized by iron-rich red soil rich that allows for wines of deeper color. Lots of flavor and only 13% alcohol.
The domain spans almost 24 hectares and over a hundred parcels for the vineyards. They produce 120,000 annually with Biodynamic Viticultures

90 Points Ian D'Agata