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Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir - Fiddlestix

Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir - Fiddlestix Wine Details

Description: Kathy Joseph's Fiddlestix vineyard is the 10-year-old vineyard located across the street from the Talinda Oaks vineyard where my section of Sanford and Benedict is located. Her 5 pommard clone is immaculate as she delivers the best fruit every year. My section is a very steep hill, where the roots have great drainage, so they struggle giving us great concentrated fruit. Fermented on native yeast for 18 months on 50% new French oak.

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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