A Forest Pinot Noir 2017
Going for a more hands-off and gentle winemaking approach. It's untouched and even more hands-off than what he is usually comfortable with. It's wild fermented, hand-plunged with 85% whole bunches, basket-pressed into seasoned French barriques.
It's unfined and unfiltered with next-to-no sulphur added.
What it Tastes Like
"A strikingly floral nose of crushed petals and stems sets this liquid’s framework. Garrigue and Nordic forest undergrowth taunts damson fruit, pain d’epice and subtle peaty elements into a convincing show of rusticity. The delicate sappiness holds the taut, yet compact and textural palate in a state of flux, whilst tarry red currents and slightly meaty components enfold long with a savoury egress. Through the experience a medicinal quality flutters, reminiscent of billie hoke, which cannot be ignored by the further travelled. Once opened this wine will move considerably after day one with more flamboyant adjectives that will make this tasting note seem 101 standard issue." - Taras Ochota