2011 OGV Estate Pinot Noir
Every year, the wines from this vineyard gain in intensity as the vines mature. The 2011 OGV offers amazing levels of aromatic depth and an ethereal presence in the mouth despite its youth. The use of whole cluster inclusion through fermentation in the OGV estate pinot noir has increased every year since 2009 and the nuance, complexity and elegance in this wine, without any hint of “greenness” or “steminess”, is testament to the quality of our vineyard. Olivet Grange Vineyard is planted to Clones 114, 115, 667, 777 and 828.
Color: Deep Garnet
Aromas: Deep cherry and raspberry fruits, violets, clove and star anise
Flavors: Bright red fruit dominates the flavor profile with an ethereal presence on the palate. Layers of dried cranberry, rhubarb and raspberry fruits combine with exotic notes of rose petals and Chinese five spice. The wine is elegant, finessed and balanced with OGV's signature long finish revealing iron and mineral along with red currant.
In this vintage whole clusters were used in several of the small lots. The final blend has 50% whole cluster. No water or acid was added and no saignee of the must was made. Following a cold soak of 4 days, each of the 3 lots produced from this vineyard was fermented using native yeast and bacteria. Temperatures in the tanks were kept below 80 degrees during the primary fermentations. The cap was punched down three times each day. At the end of fermentation, the wines were pressed and settled overnight before being moved to French oak barrels (primarily Sirugue and Remond). The wines were kept on their fine lees and stirred regularly until they were settled for bottling under screwcap.
Aged 21 months in French oak, 14.2% alcohol, TA 5.9, PH 3.57, native yeast ferrmentation