Black plums and blackberries on the nose. A rare fruit filled sweetness on the front palate is replaced with a dark width in mid. The whole cluster fermentation promotes earthy spices – cardamom and Indian spice. The wine is dense and satiny. The finish lingers on and on through the wines lace-like tannins.
The 2016 Gypsy Dancer Cuvee Romy Pinot noir was hand-picked and sorted, fermented 80% whole cluster and aged in French oak barrels. The fermenters were punched down 2 to 3 times a day during the heat of fermentation for maximum extraction of color and tannins often using Pigeage (legs and feet) in addition to the traditional punch down device.
The 2016 Cuvée Romy can easily stand on its own without food but the ultimate pairing would be a tender red meat with roasted vegetables highlighting the sweetness and beautiful texture of the wine. A charcuterie plate with a variety of delicious meats and soft cheeses for a simple choice or a mushroom risotto for a vegetarian option.
The 2016 Cuvée Romy was grown in a beautiful vineyard on the west slope of Chehalem Mountain. This clone 828 is grown in the Northern most rows of Lia’s Vineyard and is unique in that the soil type varies from the top to the bottom of the rows mixing both sedimentary and volcanic soils in a very rocky bed to create a more complete profile.
- PRODUCTION: 84 cases (12 x 750ml)
- BRIX AT HARVEST: 24.1 / 80% whole cluster
- CHEMISTRY: pH 3.48, TA 6.7 g/l., Alcohol 13.7%
- HARVEST DATE: September 19, 2016