CHRISMONT Pinot Noir 2021
Our Pinot Noir is one of the latest additions to the Chrismont stable of classic European varietal wines. It is a light, refreshing and silky wine that embodies the cool climate and long growing season that epitomizes the upper King Valley - the home of Chrismont.
COLOUR: Light cherry red.
AROMA: Bright cherry fruit with dark chocolate, coconut, and green peppercorns.
PALATE: Red cherry-fruit flavours in a light-bodied palate. Fine textured tannins with balanced acidity. Finishes light, refreshing and persistent.
“The fruit is harvested by hand and then crushed into an open red fermenter (75% crushed and destemmed and 25% left as whole bunches). Yeast is then added and fermentation is allowed to proceed slowly for seven days on skins before being drained and gently pressed to hogsheads (30% new). Both primary and malolactic fermentation is finished in barrel then the wine is racked to older barrels for maturation of up to nine months before being bottled no later than 12 months.” Warren Proft, winemaker
FOOD PAIRING: The perfect companion to confit duck leg served with sweet potato
puree, peperonata, and capers. Chrismont Restaurant Autumn Menu 2022.