Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir delivers a rich core of black cherry, blackberry, pipe tobacco and sweet oak. With a little time in the glass, the wine develops even more richness, evoking fresh baked cherry pie, molasses and allspice aromas and flavors. This is a deeply flavorful and complex Pinot Noir with incredible concentration and length.
The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours and transported immediately to the winery, where they were destemmed and cold soaked for 48 hours, inoculated with a low rate of Burgundian yeast and punched down three times daily. After fermentation, the wine rested 10 months in a mix of new (50%) and one-year old French oak barrels from the Allier, Vosges, Troncais and Bertranges forests.