1772 Pinot Noir 2019 1.5L
The 2019 harvest was the latest harvest I have seen since I began my career at Tolosa, and it unfolded really well. The steady, mild weather was perfect. We never had to rush any picking decisions due to how good it was. The 1772 Pinot Noir is our signature Pinot and captures what Edna Valley is on any given vintage. The elegance and freshness of the cooler 2019 year will show more earthy tones.
The fruit was picked at night, destemmed, and sorted with our optical sorter. It is fermented in our stainless steel open-top tanks. We inoculate the yeast and use three different strains to change the profile of the lots. Extraction is then done with pump overs twice daily. This wine is then aged for nine months in 100% French oak barrels, 24% of them being new.
Nose: White Pepper, cured meat, juicy cherry with rose petals, and cedar.
Palate: Smooth and juicy with a medium to light body, pomegranate juice, and herbal notes. Really long with lingering hay and cedar notes, raspberry.
93 PTS – Jeb Dunnuck – September 2021
92 PTS – Wine Enthusiast – October 2021