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Ravines Wine Cellars

Pinot Noir 2011

A winemaker's passion for perfection produced this complex and French-style Pinot Noir: delicate and engaging with ripe cherry and plum, sultry spices, and earthy aromas.

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SKU: B-RAV-04203-11
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Finger Lakes AVA
Vineyard Designation
16 Falls Vineyard
French Oak
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A classic expression of cool climate Pinot Noir. A lighter, bright, garnet hue as you would expect from this grape variety. The nose shows the many layers of nuances and complexity associated with Pinot Noir: violets, nutmeg, cloves, plums, cherries as well as the mushroom/ forest floor component. On the palate, the lively acidity ensures freshness and balance. The soft, velvety texture is a reflection of the great care taken at the end of fermentation: bucketing out the skins manually to avoid presence of seeds in the press. This greatly reduces the risk of altering the all important textural component in Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir has a very long, clean finish lingering with spicy and earthy elements. We expect this wine to improve in the bottle over the next 5-8 years.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were de-stemmed into open top fermenters at low temperature for pre-fermentation maceration. After starting as a whole berry fermentation, multiple daily punch-downs and pump-overs were conducted. The Pinot Noir was given more than three weeks of skin contact prior to pressing. At pressing, skins were hand bucketed out to leave behind most of the seeds and sediment and avoid sources of astringency. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels for improved texture. The barrels used were all French oak; one, two, and three years old with only 10% new oak. Prior to bottling, the wine received a slight filtration.