R. STUART & CO. DAFFODIL HILL PINOT NOIR
- Classic Grilled Paella
- Rack of Lamb with Herbes de Provence Crust
- Blue Cheese Gougeres
VINTAGE: 2016 rolled in with a very early warm spring and consequently bud break started 2 to 3 weeks ( depending on the vinryard site) ear lier than average. Things popped out quickly and furiously and of course, bloom was early too. There was some spotty weather during bloom, resulting in a somewhat smaller set than the previous years. The summer heat was moderate, which gave us smaller berries and therefore a higher skin to juice ratio. When this happens, we get more color and flavor (we like that/).
We waited as long as we could to start picking fruit -more hand time delivers more fully ripened flavors, nonetheless, we brought in our first fruit (for sparkling) on September rst! We were able to wait two more weeks before we brought in any more Pinot though, and it was all in on October 19th. The vintage is characterized by bright fruit flavor and medium color, but still plenty of depth in the wines.
Alc: 14.0%, TA: 5.0 g/L
pH: 3.84, RS: <0.2 (dry)
100% Pinot Noir
2016 DAFFODIL HILL PINOT NOIR
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