Nichol 9 Mile Red
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Origin: Naramata Village, Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada
Blend:: St. Laurent, pinot noir
Wine Making: This wine is a barrel selection of our St. Laurent and Pinot Noir. Both are Hand-picked then gently de-stemmed into open top fermenters with fermentation taking place on the skins. After primary fermentation they are basket pressed with malolactic taking place in neutral French barrique. They are racked once after primary and once before bottling. Unfined and unfiltered. Barrel selection took place in December 2016. Bottled in March 2017.
Tasting Note: Bright, youthful cherry in colour. Delicate aromatics of wild strawberry, thyme and red flowers. Medium bodied and juicy with cranberry, red cherry and sweet herbs. There is enough tannin and acidity to stand up to protein and fat but enough fruit to easily enjoy on its own. Now – 2020