Closson Chase Vineyards
2019 Grande Cuvée Pinot Noir
VQA Prince Edward County
Destemmed with no crushing then cold soaked for 3-5 days. Fermented in large format oak fermenter. Aged for 18 months in 40% new and 60% seasoned French oak barrels.
Slightly dark to black fruit greets your nose. Red fruits are lifted off the sides of the glass, followed by spices, dried flowers, forest floor and mushrooms rounding it out. Mouth follows with lush fruit, bacon fat, round fine tannins, balanced acidity and texture galore! The finish is long and complex with chunkier tannins showing through.
"It was a real pinot year in the County, yielding wines of tremendous perfume and silky, delicate structure, a real delight. Youthful flavours of orange-tangerine over raspberry and cranberry swirl around beguilingly delicate, feathery tannins framed with very finely chiseled acids."
-John Szabo, MS (Wine Align)
Serve with: Braised short rib, cassoulet, and seared duck.