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Personalised La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2019 14.5% 750ml

Personalised La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2019 14.5% 750ml

The grapes were picked by hand in the cool of the morning before being gently sorted and destemmed. Once in the tank, the grapes were cold-soaked for 3 to 5 days before being inoculated with selected yeasts. Fermentation was allowed to proceed with punch downs performed daily for increased depth of color and flavour expression. Grapes spent approximately 14 days in the tank before free run wine was drained from the skins.

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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