2018 Anna Pinot Noir
We certainly hope that you will enjoy the inaugural release of our 2018 Anna Pinot Noir as much as we enjoyed crafting it. This small, three-barrel cuvée, named in honor of proprietor Giorgio Furioso’s mother, is meant to represent the more luscious and savory side of our Trovato Vineyard in Yamhill. A primarily Coury-clone Pinot, we also used some Dijon 943 clone for extra structure, as well as some Pommard and Dijon 115 clones for added complexity. Harvested at full ripeness, the grapes were fermented in small batches during which a combination of pump-overs and punch-downs was used for optimum extraction of color and tannins. This wine is 100% free-run and was aged for 10 months in French oak barriques, a third new and a third one-year old, for a bolder mouthfeel. On the nose the wine displays aromas of blackberry, prune, and a hint of eucalyptus. In the mouth, Anna offers rich, concentrated tannins and the juicy structure builds up to a dry finish, with a lingering hint of licorice. This Pinot Noir can certainly age in your cellar for up to ten years but will show well in its youth if you are looking for a more full-body wine. It will be best paired with some rich red meat like a grilled T-bone steak or some marinated venison.