2014 Pinot Noir
Estate Grown and Bottled
The cherry aromas and distinctive earthy character of the noble Pinot Noir grape are on full display in this elegant wine, a favorite of our winemaker Matt Cassavaugh.
Grape. 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Harvest date. October 10, 2014
Viticulture notes. Our vineyard crew performs a great deal of hand-thinning & leaf removal on our blocks of Pinot Noir grapes to open up the canopy. The thinner crop allows the vine to focus its nutrients on the primary bunches. Greater sun exposure enhances ripening and encourages tannin development.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. In stainless steel tanks at low temperature
Alcohol by volume. 12.5%
Malolactic fermentation. Full, both sequential and co-innocated.
Aging. 14 months in oak barrels
Residual sugar. 0.1%
IRF sweetness scale. Dry
Acidity. pH 3.5, TA 6.3 g/L
Bottling date. August 25, 2016
Production. 225 cases 750mL
Casa Larga wine series. Classic
TTB ID. 16338-001-000076
Year first produced. 1979
Winemaking notes. After we harvest, crush and de-stem our Pinot Noir grapes, we maintain the juice in contact with the skins in a cooler for as long as three days. This “cold-soaking” technique, encourages the extraction of soft tannins from the skins. After pressing, the team uses the “punch-down” technique to ensure full color and flavor, to gently extract tannins and help produce a full, round mouth-feel.
Enjoying our Pinot Noir
- At our winery in Fairport
- At selected wine and spirits stores
- At com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states
Aging. Store at cool temperature (55º-60ºF) and out of direct sunlight. Like most French Pinots, this wine is produced to be drunk relatively young, within roughly 3 years of bottling.
Serving temperature. Cool room temperature (60º-65ºF).
Tasting notes. Our lovely Pinot Noir exhibits classic cherry aromas, soft tannins, and distinctive earthiness that is characteristic of this noble variety.
Pairing suggestions. Turkey, duck, roasted or lightly smoked meats, mushroom sauces, hearty pasta dishes, goat cheese.