Closson Chase Vineyards
2020 Churchside Pinot Noir
VQA Prince Edward County
Destemmed with no crushing, then cold soaked for 3-5 days. Fermented in large tonneau. Aged in 100% French oak (20% new, 80% seasoned). Full malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Filled with rich, ripe red fruits, displaying the long, warm growing season of 2020. Earth tones, dried flowers, dried cured meats, and woodsmoke finish out a complex nose. Mouth is full with plenty of fruit, soft texture and good acidity. Rich fruit combines with fine tannins to create a round, long, evolving finish. Good length and finishes with dried herbs, cedar, and cherry skins.
"This very fine, elegant pinot has the prettiest aromas I can recall from the County, and I have tasted pretty much all of them. It is lifted yet delicate with perfectly ripened strawberry/cherry, fine florals and classic new oak spice, vanilla, and toast... Tannins are fine, the flavours are focused and hit excellent length. Great work here by Keith Tyers and the maturing Churchside site."
-David Lawrason (Wine Align)
Serve with: Pan seared duck breast, hearty stews (with or without meat), or grilled vegetable panini with mushroom.