Please don’t call it Burgundian because we don’t have the pocket books to understand such a term in this modern era. Please don’t call it lighter than Cali Pinot or more similar to Oregon Pinot or comparable to New Zealand...rather let us say this Pinot Noir is beautiful, uniquely Coloradan and a look into the future of Colorado wine. It is perhaps our most elegant and balanced Pinot yet and is a reflection of the terroir Len has manifested.
Vineyards: Agape Farm, Hotchkiss + Terror Creek Vineyard, Paonia
Harvest: mid-September for both vineyards, Pinot Gris @ 23 brix, Gewurztraminer @ 22 brix
Primary Fermentation: native yeast/spontaneous, co-fermented for 20 days before gentle pressing
Aging: aged on gross lees for 11 months in neutral American oak
- Aquila Cellars