Angel Camp 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc
Dijon Clones 667 and 115 were used to make this delicately hued Pinot Noir Blanc. The sophisticated nose begins with lively aromas of citrus blossom, pear and nectarine. On the palate, fresh flavors of white peach, lychee and tropical fruit dominate. Soft hints of honey and toasted pine nuts bring an added layer of complexity and texture to the mid-palate. The long finish is clean and crisp with elements of wet stone, flinty minerality and a lingering spice. Produced in the style of a white wine, the grapes were handpicked on September 13th and sorted directly into the press. The whole clusters where then gently pressed to liberate only the clearest juice from the Pinot Noir grapes, leaving behind the color and tannins. The clear juice was settled and transferred to a tank where it underwent a long, slow and cold fermentation to retain freshness and intensity of fruit. Upon completion, the wine was again settled and then aged in 50% neutral French oak barrels and 50% stainless steel for a further 4 months prior to bottling.