2009 Saignée of Pinot Noir

With large berry weights characterizing the 2009 vintage, at Cameron we decided to bleed up to 10% off of each fermenter of Pinot noir. The resulting rose-colored juice was then fermented in older neutral oak barrels. Wine emanating from Abbey Ridge, Arley’s Leap and Clos Electrique was then aged for 20 months in these barrels and bottled in April of 2011. The resulting wine has lovely aromas of violets with cherries in the back-ground but the most surprising aspect appears when it slides across your palate…a light texture unusual for pink wines. Only 70 cases were produced with July as the magic month!

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