Montmorency cherry red shows in the glass. Gracefularomas of crushed red raspberries, sandalwood, tilled soil, five spice and dried savory. The palate is elegant and provides an earthy core of sweetness encased by tart cherry compote, ripe red raspberries, and tea leaves. The finish lingers and is framed by integrated tannins and balanced acidity. Unfined and unfiltered.
Vintage Debut is the first Pinot Noir released from the vintage. This wine provides an introduction to the vintage and Amalie Robert Estate.
As is the case with all of our wines, this bottling is 100% Estate grown and hand harvested Pinot Noir. The wines were fermented with whole clusters and indigenous yeast from the vineyard. In the cellar, we aged the individual lots in French oak barrels for 12 months. The blend is a reflection of our soils, microclimates and stewardship of the land.
|Wine maker notes
|The 2007 vintage was another example of cool climate viticulture. Our measure of this is degree days, or how much warmth the vines received. We registered below 1,900 degree days, the coolest year we have ever seen at Amalie Robert Estate.
|Smoked Salmon Palmiers with cucumber dill sauce and sun-dried tomato pesto provide an elegant starter. For the mains, we suggest pairing this wine with roast quail stuffed with farro, wild mushrooms, and pancetta. Afters include locally farmed cheeses.