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Jill's Vineyard Pinot Noir

Jill's Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: At last! ...Our new 8 ton fermentation tanks arrived allowing us to have better control over the heating and cooling of our fermentation program. Heat is essential and directly effects the extraction from the fruit of 'aroma types', color, stability of the color, body and density of the wine. Control of all of these components are quite critical to the making of a good Pinot Noir. As the above qualities all have differing optimal temperatures, a range of 50 to 90 deg. F, the ability to heat and cool at any point allows us to dial in exactly what we want of each character without over extracting tannin, bitter or astringent compounds.

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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