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La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018 13.5% 375ml

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La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018 13.5% 375ml

The fruit was gently picked, sorted, and de-stemmed with 70% whole berries placed into open top fermentation tanks. Once in the tanks, the fruit was cold soaked at 48 degrees for three to five days. During active fermentation, punch downs occurred three times per day which allowed for increased extraction of tannins and color. Once fermentation was finished the free run wine was transferred to a secondary tank to settle overnight before being racked to French oak barrels for aging.

Over 30 years of experience working with chardonnay and pinot noir have established La Crema as a winery of consistent quality. La Crema produces wines from top cool-climate appellations to include; Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Monterey and most recently Willamette. The unifying factors of all these sites are their cool, windy climates and marine-based soils. La Crema's vineyards are all harvested by hand in the cooler morning hours. The winemaking techniques are primarily traditional with modern enhancements to ensure that the wines are true to both the variety and the terroir. Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak on the lees with bi-monthly battonage to add texture and complexity. The Pinot Noirs are cold soaked for five to eight days before fermentation in small, open-top fermenters and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. As with the Chardonnay, La Crema's Pinot Noirs are pure, accurate and reflective of their origin. Outstanding vineyard sources, limited yields and artisanal wine making produce wines that receive high acclaim.

Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Sonoma Valley, California
Winemaker: Craig McAlister


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