Willakenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2012




This youthful wine features a striking ruby garnet color. Complex aromas of blackberry and red plum follow lively notes of black pepper, clove and forest floor. Red cherries and currants dominate the fruit components in the mouth while flavors of pepper and tobacco also emerge in harmony with the aromas. The texture is rich on entry and glides all the way to an impressively long, lush finish. Aging potential of 5 to 7 years.

It will pair well with an olive crusted pork tenderloin, or a Vietnamese-style strip steak.

We used our state of the art, gravity-flow winery to achieve a fully extracted and complex 2010 Pierre Léon. A cool maceration preceded the open-top, Burgundian-style fermentation for a total of 25 days of skin contact and daily punchdowns by ‘Bigfoot’, our mechanical punchdown device. The wine was then gravity fed directly to barrels where it underwent 100% malolactic fermentation during the next 8 months. The wine spent a total of 14 months in French oak barrels (50% new) from a selection of coopers.

13.5% abv

Willakenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2012
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