Whole clusters of Pinot Noir from Dutton’s Ruxton Vineyard are hand picked and carefully sorted. Direct press with minimal skin contact ensures approachable tannins and soft pink color. Slow fermentation at low temperature preserves bright acidity and airy aroma. Body and structure are built in barrel, aged for six months sur lie in neutral French oak.
This elusive and delicate light-bodied grape is a winegrowers dream, but can be difficult to achieve. Stubborn, yet flirtatious, Pinot Noir is tantalizing creating a beautiful dance between the grape and the winemaker. The resulting light red wine can be nothing short of spectacular. Loved for its red fruit and spicy characteristics, its also a great food partner.
Look for notable regions including Burgundy, France, Central Coast or Sonoma in CA, Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Pfalz or Baden in Germany as well as many other regions around the world in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.