2007 Paul Mathew Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

2007 Paul Mathew Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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Vineyards

The TNT 2 acre vineyard was planted in 1999 and 2000 with clones 114, 115, 667 and 777 on Riparia Gloire rootstock with Goldridge soil. This vineyard is on a south-facing slight slope in between the towns of Sebastopol & Occidental in the Green Valley sub region of Russian River.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand picked September 24th, sorted then destemmed. The must was cold soaked for seven days and then allowed to warm up and start fermentation which lasted till October 1st. We punched down three times daily until the wine was dry. Then the wine was pressed off into barrel and was allowed to go through Malolactic fermentation. It was then lightly sulphured and left on the lees stirred. The wine was carefully racked and bottled after 11 months in the barrel.

Winemaker's Notes

A bright representation of Russian River Pinot with raspberry, strawberry fruits that blend into a soft style pinot.