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PINOT NOIR RESERVE 2017
Heron Hill Winery, Finger Lakes, New York

Jo and John Ingles met at university in Colorado in 1969 and decided to settle in the Finger Lakes, after a life-changing summer of picking Concord grapes in a neighbour’s vineyard. In 1972, they planted their first vines on 20 acres, with the initial intention to sell grapes to wineries.  However after a few years, when there were grapes ready for harvest, thanks to a glut of grapes in the New York market, they were unable to unload their crop. Their solution?  Build a winery.  And that is how Heron Hill Winery came into existence. The winery practises sustainable agriculture and makes environmentally green choices at every level of growth and production. Heron Hill’s Tasting Room, housed in a 100-year old barn on Canadaigua Lake has won numerous awards for its beauty, scenery and of course wine and hospitality. Well worth a visit once travel is permitted again.

And there is a Canadian connection too! Heron Hill’s new winemaker Jordan Harris hails from Ontario. A graduate from Niagara College, he previously led the team at Tarara Winery in Virginia before joining Heron Hill Winery.  He was recognized as one of Canada’s top up-and-coming winemakers.  He was also named ‘Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers’ by Wine Enthusiast and was awarded ‘Top 100 Most Influential Winemakers in the USA’ through Intowine.com.

Vineyard Notes:

Blend of Pinot Noir grapes from two different vineyard sites on Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes.


Vintage 2017

Varietal Pinot Noir

Appellation Finger Lakes

Harvest Date October 4th and 6th, 2017

Acid 6.1 g/L

pH 3.81

Aging 14 months in French oak

Fermentation 14 days on skins

Bottling Date June 11, 2019

Residual Sugar 0%

Alcohol % 13.1

 

Tasting note: Light bodied in structure with mineral and warm spice aromas. Cherry and plum fruit dominate the palate with round tannins. Pairs well with eggplant parmesan or cedar plank salmon.

 

LCBO# 124114    $38.15

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