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.
Suggested pairing: Pan seared duck breast, hearty stews (with or without meat), or grilled vegetable panini with mushroom.