2013 Wildfire Pinot Noir
2013 Wildfire Pinot Noir

2013 Wildfire Pinot Noir

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The Wine: 

The Pinot Noir is a small half acre planted in 1995 of clone 115, set on the hill facing the Northwest sun.  We experimented with  hanging the fruit a bit longer in 2013 to develop darker fruit characteristics.

 

The Land:

Anarchist Mountain is a fragile ecosystem that nurtures many endangered species of plants and animals.  Wildfires are common. 

 We’d like to thank the local fire department for protecting our community and helping certify FireSafe community in Canada. $1 from each bottle goes to the Anarchist Mountain Fire Dept.

Vintage:

2013 was a hot spring and summer that threatened to unbalance the fruit with early ripening.  However September was a cool wet month that delayed picking. 

The Fruit

The fruit typically expresses itself as cherry with white pepper. and reflects the unique Anarchist Mountain terroir.   

 Vinification:

De-stemmed and fermented at Meyer Family Vineyards  Cold soaked and allowed wild ferment before inoculating. Aged in French oak barrels, 33% new.

Technical Analysis:

Viticulturist: Andrew Stone

Bottled: September 2014

Brix at Harvest: 24

Alcohol:  14% 

Titratable Acidity: 5.6 g/L

pH: 3.75

ML: Completed