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Henricsson Premier Pinot Noir 2016

Canada, British Columbia
Henricsson Premier Pinot Noir 2016
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Henricsson Vineyard
Vintage 2016
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥10,450
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Henricsson Vineyard
Vintage 2016
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.8%
Product Code B021R00216
UPC 834506000632
Inventory In Stock (80)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Fans of the iconic Foxtrot Vineyards Pinot Noirs will recognize the Henricsson (and previously Ericsson) name, as the amazing fruit from this vineyard was previously a single vineyard wine made at Foxtrot.  This wine presents a great chance to explore how this terroir is expressed in different hands.

Ripe red fruits and earth on the nose followed by ripe dark and red fruits on the palate.  This wine drinks well now with a one hour decant and will easily age 10 year or more.  Serve at 16C.

11 months in barrel, cherry, strawberry and spice dominate the palate.
Similar to the 2015 but more elegance over power.

Reviews & Ratings

'I think I have just tasted the best B.C. pinot noir & chardonnay in my 30 year wine career'
 John Clerides, owner, Marquis Wine Cellars (est. 1986), Vancouver

Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Vinification

  • Alcohol: 13.8 %
  • Origin:  45% Old block, 40% A block, 15%F block
  • Clone:  Own rooted 45% suitcase 25% clone 115 and 15% each clone 777 and 667
  • Age and elevation of vines:  24-26 years, 455-505 metres
  • Harvest dates:  sept 23-oct 3
  • Yeast:  wild yeast, malolactic fermentation (natural)
  • Fermentation:  1-ton open top, hand punch downs 3 times daily
  • Whole cluster:  55% stem inclusion
  • Cooperage:  25% new French, 1 500L barrel and 3 228L barrels
  • Production:  115 cases
  • Bottled:   unfined and unfiltered, march 28 2018
  • Analysis:  ph 3.74, ta 6.9, r/s 1.15 g/l
Producer

Producer Description

"The Henricsson Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs are the best BC iterations I have ever tasted in my 30-year wine career." - Marquis Wine Cellars (Vancouver) owner John Clerides

A small scale, hand-made operation, Henricsson Vineyard produced only about 500 cases per year. Using old and even ancient primarily Burgundian winemaking techniques, they strive to produce wines that are bright, energetic and focused, with character and pedigree. Elegant and balanced, with a purity of fruit, and an acidic backbone with finesse and subtlety.....always using wild yeast for fermentations, as well as absolute minimal sulphur.  Their passion is alive and thriving!

The small vineyard is also organically farmed.

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