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Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand; light bodied and dry, smokey and leathery with notes of bright ripe strawberry and raspberry, hints of purple flowers, vanilla, and stone, with sublte oaky undertones, balanced acidity, soft tannins, and a long pleasant finish. Certified Organic and Vegan
Blicks Lane Pinot Noir is a certified organic bottling from the Walnut Block estate vineyard. (Blicks Lane is a separate project from the Sowland family at Walnut Block.) The grapes are grown in a European-style high density planting using top quality Burgundy clones. Clyde’s commitment to organics allow the vineyard’s unique characters to be expressed due to fewer outside influences such as sprays and fertilizers. Depth of flavor and mouthfeel improves as the vines become more self-sufficient and naturally balanced.The grapes are handpicked and then chilled overnight at 2 degrees Celcius to preserve delicate flavors. The cold fruit is de-stemmed and crushed into open top fermenters. The juice ferments naturally with wild yeasts, and then about 10 days after the fermentation is complete, the wine is pressed off the skins to French barriques. It remains there for 12 months before being blended in a tank, and then the wine is bottled with a gentle fining, filtering, and small dosage of sulfur.
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