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Seven Poplars Pinot Noir

Seven Poplars Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $23.90 per bottle

Description: Seven Polplars denotes our premium wines – those created from select barrels and from select vineyards. Pinot Noir is a very fickle variety requiring constant attention as well as lots of work during the growing season. Our Pinot Noir is planted on both east and west facing slopes and on sandy as well as deep silt soils. The whole bag of viticultural tricks is employed to control vigour and crop level. Tonnage is never allowed to exceed 3 tons per acre and is frequently much lower than that. The result is fruit that reaches physiological ripeness as well as the desired sugar levels. You will find predominant aromas of raspberry, black cherry and anise with an earthy background. The palate is plush with a firm and ripe tannin finish. A well-structured wine designed for food and great with game dishes. I recommend cellaring this wine for 1 year, but it will continue to improve for 5 to 10 years.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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