Pinot Noir-2014 Monterey Pinot
Our Monterey Pinot Noir grapes are primarily from the Griva Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County.
We care for our Monterey Pinot Noir a bit differently than our other Pinots in order to produce a wine that accentuates its fresh, fruity qualities. We divide these grapes into several fermentation tanks and ferment at cooler temperatures which helps protect their inherent fruity flavors. We then age the wines in older, neutral French oak tanks and barrels so the resulting wine truly expresses the style of this vineyard.
At Bernardus, all our Pinot Noir grapes are hand picked block by block according to ripeness levels, hand sorted and fermented in small batches using specially selected yeasts. Each fermenter is pumped over or punched down twice daily in order to maximize the extraction of flavor and structure.
September 6th, 15th & 30th, 2014.
Mix of older French barrels and our 24 year-old French oak tanks.
4,018 cases of 750 ml bottles.