Taste Profile: Medium red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Origin: Napa Valley, California, USA
Winery: Starmont Vineyards
Sight: dark garnet in color, with black cherry, raspberry and earthy notes with just a hint of oak.
Nose: Carneros Pinot Noir, because although the fruit presents itself readily, there is an undercurrent of ‘Pinot funk’, and earthy element that adds complexity both on the nose and the palate.
HOW TO ENJOY
Serving temperature: Room temp. at 16-20°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening
FOOD PAIRING: Enjoy on its own or with wood-fired pizza, fresh seasonal salads, roast chicken and herb-sauce pastas.
ABOUT THIS WINE
The fruit was handpicked then carefully sorted upon arrival at the winery. The wine underwent both native and inoculated fermentation and was fermented in both open and closed top tanks. The wine was pressed, allowed to settle overnight and racked to barrels. Native secondary fermentation occurred in the barrel. The wine spent 11 months in French oak (20% new) and was bottled un-fined.