Carpe Diem Pinot Noir 2016

Producer Information

Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley. Purchased by Champagne Louis Roederer in 2011, the Dach family vineyard prides itself on its limited production and classical wine making style. The cooling marine climate characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. All the wines wines are crafted with precision and care to express the uniqueness of the Anderson Valley terroir. This Pinot Noir for Domaine Anderson’s second wine, Carpe Diem, is made from 90% grapes sourced exclusively from wholly-owned Anderson Valley vineyards.

Vineyards

First produced in 2013, Carpe Diem Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are made in Northern California’s Anderson Valley. This region has gained an excellent reputation over the years, and is renowned for having the ideal terroir for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for still wines. Not far from the coast and the Pacific Ocean, this fog-shrouded region provides excellent growing conditions for these delicate grapes.

Winemaking

Destemmed grapes were sorted, inoculated and fermented (indigenous yeast) with moderate punchdowns of 1-2 per day for 12 days before pressing in a small vertical basket press. 100% French oak barrel aging includes 23% new oak during an extended malolactic fermentation. After 10 months in barrel, the wine is blended and bottled with loose filtration.

Vintage Information

Harvest Start Date: August 23, 2016

Harvest End Date: September 6, 2016

Bottling Date: July 27, 2017

Tasting Note

Elegant and reserved aromas are pretty with freshly crushed cherry, mushroom and wet earth tones. Generous flavors of plum, blackberry and leather are uplifted with a great texture, silky tannin and crisp acidity.

Food Pairing

Try with roasted pheasant with bright, tangerine roasted root vegetables, or any dish highlighting grilled chicken and herbs.

Serving Suggestion

Serve at 12°C

Anderson Valley, California
100% Pinot Noir
Natural Cork
13.6%
5.9 g/L
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