2019 Old Saint George - Pinot Noir
Sourced from the biodynamically farmed Filigreen Farm, the “Old Saint George” is selected from old-clone Pinot Noir grafted onto 65-year-old Saint George rootstock. This block ripens more slowly than the rest of the vineyard, and produces wines of greater flavor sophistication and higher acidity. We fermented our lot of the 2019 vintage whole-cluster on naturally occurring yeasts in stainless steel, and the wine aged in 33% new French oak for twelve months. We racked to steel and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Three barrels; 77 cases produced.
On the palate the wine still quite young and chalky at the time of release, with notes of toasted oak, smoke, and clove, finishing with typical Anderson Valley forrest floor notes -- wet earth, funghi -- and a succinct minerality. Cellar until 2023 and enjoy through 2030.
This wine was bottled by hand at the winery with minimal sulfur.
Demeter Certified fruit.
Produced Carbon Neutral with CoolEffect.org.