Cardwell Hill - Blanc de Noir 2018

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In response to popular demand, Cardwell Hill Cellars has increased the production of our off-dry Blanc de Noir. This white wine produced from Pinot Noir grapes is our sixth vintage of this exciting wine. This Blanc de Noir is produced solely from a block of Pommard Clone in our Pinot Noir vineyards. We pick a designated amount of fruit and immediately transfer it to the wine press so that there is minimal color transfer from the Pinot Noir clusters. After settling for several days, the wine is racked into stainless steel fermentors and a special yeast is added. When fermentation is complete, the wine is chilled to 30 degrees Fahrenheit to cold stabilize the final product. Vineyard: 100% Cardwell Hill Cellars Estate Pinot Noir Fruit Viniferia: Pommard Block Harvested: October 2 nd & 3rd , 2018 Brix: 21 – 22 Alcohol: 12.77% pH 3.15 R.S. 1.4% No malolactic fermentation Bottled January 5, 2019 Production 382 cases This semi-dry wine has clear, slightly salmon color with an inviting floral nose. Fresh aromas of pomegranate and hints of citrus are followed by a bright and refreshing balance with a trace of natural sugar. This is a great wine to sip in warm weather or use as a starter for lunch or dinner. It pairs well with all seafood, shell fish and is terrific with Asian food. Try pouring some of this Blanc de Noir over a fruit compote and savor the integration of the acid and hints of sugar that make this a special treat. Cardwell Hill Cellars is a family-owned and operated business practicing sustainable agriculture and is certified by LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe. Drink by late 2021.