Big Basin: Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir
PRODUCER: Big Basin
VINTAGE: 2012
APPELLATION: Gabilan Mountains
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Noir
FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic Bins
YEASTS: Indigenous
MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel
AGED IN: French Barriques
AGED FOR: 15 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2.880
ALTITUDE: 720
SOIL: Decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone
YEAR PLANTED: 2008
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
PRICE (ex. VAT): 350 SEK

Quick Facts

The Coastview Vineyard always produce strucured wines, and this Pinot Noir is no exception. Tightly wound with positive stemmy tannins, it will reward cellaring, but the soaring aromatics make it very difficult to resist young.

The Wine’s Story

Located six miles south of Calera’s Mount Harlan AVA, the Coastview Vineyard is perched at 2,400 ft looking over the Salinas Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey Bay. Various Dijon-clones including 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777, plus some Pisoni selection was planted in 2008 on crushed rocks of decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils. This is a tightly structured wine built for aging, thanks to being vinified using about 20% stem inclusion with the remainder destemmed whole berry.

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