2013 Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested in mid October. Primary fermentation completed in 10 days with native yeast. Aged in French oak barrels for 8 months. Bottled in July of 2014. This wine is unfiltered so it may develop sediment over time. 110 cases produced.
Alc. 12.9% By Vol. / 750mL
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Appellation: 100% Massachusetts
Grape Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Westport Rivers Vineyard
Alcohol: 12.9% by Vol.
Residual Sugar: 0.3 g/L
Winery price: $19.80 Travessia Wine Club / $22 Regular
The 2013 growing season was fairly warm with average rainfall through September. October, harvest month, brought extremely favorable conditions with less than 2 inches of rain which was about 20% of the average rainfall for the month. As a result, grapes achieved perfect ripening levels.
The grapes were fermented entirely in stainless steel tank. Fermentation was completed in 10 days at an average temperature of 78F. Wine was then transferred to old French oak barrels for 8 months during which it completed malolactic fermentation. Slight fining with egg-white. Bottled July 2014. Released in September 2013. 110 cases produced.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION... For the wine geek in you! :-)
|Free SO2: 20ppm at bottling
||Total SO2: 130ppm
|Oak Aging: 8 months
||Age of barrels: Old
|Vine Age: Average 25 years
||Harvest Date: October 15, 2013
|Harvest Method: Machine harvested
||Brix at Harvest: 22