Stag's Hollow Futures - Renaissance Pinot Noir 2015

Wine Description

Translucent, dark ruby in colour with a slight brickish coloured brim, the nose is very expressive showing classic aromas of damp earth, strawberries, white pepper and dark cherries. The palate is full bodied showing flavours of cherry, wild strawberry along with bright pomegranate acidity and a dash of oak spice.  The finish is long with ripe tannins and natural acidity which should ensure a long life ahead for this wine.  As has been the house style, this is not a typical Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir. Fans of Pinot Noir wines from the Russian River Valley in California will enjoy.


Vintner's Comments

Our 6th Renaissance Pinot Noir in the last 21 years, is sourced from both Estate vineyards in Okanagan Falls. A barrel selection of the best lots from both Stag’s Hollow and Shuttleworth Creek Vineyards, this Pinot was aged in 300L French Oak Hogshead barrels for 15 months.  A blend of 3 Pinot Noir clones - 47% Pommard, 26.5% cl 667 & 26.5% cl 115 - this is our most complex and rich interpretation of Pinot Noir from the 2015 vintage.


Winemaking

100% Pinot Noir (100% whole berry fermented open top)

100% French oak of which 47% was new & 53% was 2nd fill 300L Hogshead Burgundy barrels.

Our experience has shown us that unfined/unfiltered wines taste fresher and have more purity of fruit than wines that have been fined or filtered.  Please decant our wines prior to serving if you wish to avoid any harmless solids that may have precipitated out as it was gracefully aging.


Aging Potential

Decant and drink now or cellar for enjoyment from 2018-2025.

Stats

TA
5.9g/l
pH
3.53
Alcohol Content
14.0%
Bottle Size
750 ml