2017 Paradox Pinot Noir, Rennie Estates Wine, Beamsville Bench VQA

2017 Paradox Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes:

Alluringly spicy, the nose exhibits cherry, clove and seared butterscotch with rich earthy undertones.  The taste is silky and mouth-filling with flavours of black cherry, dark fruits and toasty crème brulée.

Pinot noir clusters were hand-harvested on October 4th, 2017 from mature (20-year-old) vines at Rennie Estate’s Heron Pond Vineyard at an average sugar ripeness of 20.5° Brix.  

95 % of the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed for the primary fermentation and the remainder was fermented in whole clusters.  Once pressed, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels.  There, it completed malo-lactic conversion and aged for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered in April 2019.  

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 13.3%, pH 3.68, titratable acidity 5.5 grams per litre and residual sugar 0.2.

Production was limited to 72 cases.