Pinot Meunier is one of the all important grapes that makes up the classic Champagne blend. The fruit from this vineyard is usually all destined for sparkling wine, but Jack and JJ decided to make a still red from it.
From the famed Yount Mill vineyard in Oakville - a certified organic site planted on alluvial soils. Jack and JJ chose to incorporate 20% whole clusters and the fruit was gentle pressed, aged in neutral oak barrels. One small sulphur addition at time of bottling, with no fining or filtration.
Lavender, cherry coulis, black pepper macerated strawberries. Ripe raspberry and cranberry flavors along with roast coffee beans and violets. Made with great restraint and love. Medium-light bodied, gentle tannins, acidity that engages the palate and elevates the flavors. Serve just chilled and paired with a charcuterie board.
About the Producers
Winemakers Jack Roberts (Mathiasson Wines Assistant Winemaker) and Johanna Jensen (formerly with Scholium Project and Broc Cellars) have come together to create wines influenced by the old world with less ripe fruit, minimal manipulation and great ageability. In the vigneron tradition they do much of the work themselves from vineyard to bottling.