Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir, Martini Clone
Appellation: Sonoma Coast & Petaluma Gap
Vineyard: Lakeville Vineyard
Production: 112 cases
Awards: Gold Medal from 2023 Sonoma County Harvest Fair.
Introduction: The 2021 Kukeri Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is coming from Lakeville vineyard, located of the Lakeville Highway in the heart of the Petaluma Gap, carved by winds, with over 500 feet elevation, which creates a unique micro-climate. The wine is crafted 100% from the famed Martini clone of Pinot Noir, which creates a wine with a soft and elegant backbone, and intense dark fruit and energetic acidity.
Winemaking: The grapes were handpicked in the middle of October, sorted and de-stemmed into small fermentation bins and allowed to cold soak for 3 days to help stabilize the colour and enhance flavours. It was fermented with ‘prise de mousse’ yeast for 15 days and punched down 3 times a day to increase extraction of colour and phenolic compounds. Gently pressed and aged for 16 months into 100% French oak barrels with 30% new oak to preserve the delicate notes and mouthfeel. Only 5 barrels produced.
Tasting Notes: Juicy and intense, our 2021 Kukeri Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir is silky in texture and complex in flavors, with dark berries and wildflowers, fusing perfectly with an exotic undertone of sweet herbs and toasty vanilla oak. In the glass, dark red hues, darker to the edge, medium weight on the palate with balanced silky mouthfeel and bright refreshing acidity. Long persistent finish.
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