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Bachelder Les Villages Pinot Noir 2019

Canada, Ontario
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92 WA
91 WA

The 'Les Villages' series occupies a rung just below the top single-vineyard expressions from Thomas Bachelder, but consists of fruit from those same vineyards, making it a great value series!

Sara d'Amato - Juicy, generous and widely appealing. Cleanly made with delightful brambly bits, finely grained tannins and notably representative of place. Effusively perfumed largely as a result of 28% whole cluster inclusion. A blend of grapes from curated sites in Vineland, Beamsvile and St. David's Bench. Flavours from oak are almost inexistent although the wine spent 16 months in neutral barrels mellowing and harmonizing

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Bachelder Wines
Vintage 2016
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥7,150  (incl. tax)

The 'Les Villages' series occupies a rung just below the top single-vineyard expressions from Thomas Bachelder, but consists of fruit from those same vineyards, making it a great value series!

Sara d'Amato - Juicy, generous and widely appealing. Cleanly made with delightful brambly bits, finely grained tannins and notably representative of place. Effusively perfumed largely as a result of 28% whole cluster inclusion. A blend of grapes from curated sites in Vineland, Beamsvile and St. David's Bench. Flavours from oak are almost inexistent although the wine spent 16 months in neutral barrels mellowing and harmonizing

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Bachelder Wines
Vintage 2016
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code A017R00319
UPC 185729000460
Inventory In Stock (47)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Sara d'Amato - Juicy, generous and widely appealing. Cleanly made with delightful brambly bits, finely grained tannins and notably representative of place. Effusively perfumed largely as a result of 28% whole cluster inclusion. A blend of grapes from curated sites in Vineland, Beamsvile and St. David's Bench. Flavours from oak are almost inexistent although the wine spent 16 months in neutral barrels mellowing and harmonizing

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2028

Press
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John Szabo, MS - 2019 yielded a gently reductive, lightly peppery pinot assemblage from several sites across the peninsula, properly pale-medium red and absent obvious wood influence (aged in old barrel). I love the delicate perfume, the floral aspect, the even-keeled palate with a lovely balance of fresh acids and light but grippy tannins. Depth, complexity and length are likewise excellent in the price category. This competes with anything in the same range from any cool climate around the world. Best 2022-2026 or so. Tasted June 2021.
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David Lawrason - Les Villages is a compilation of barrels from various sites. It pours quite pale. The nose is fairly lifted and generous with typical pinot cran-cherry fruit, brambly woodsiness and very light barrel spice. There is minerality as well but not kicking in until the finish. It is light to medium bodied, sour-edged,. Best 2023 to 2026. Tasted June 2021
Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vinification

Aged in neutral oak for 18 months

Producer

Producer Description

In just over a decade, Thomas Bachelder has made a name for himself as a producer of world class, terroir-based, organic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara. With their two young daughters in tow, Thomas and his wife Mary Delaney have unwittingly become wine gypsies, following their passion to produce terroirrevealing wines from these two most noble Burgundian grapes.

Made with intention

They make wines from local terroirs using ‘wild’ (indigenous) yeasts, using organic vineyards wherever possible. Everything goes to barrel for long ageing. The intent is to make pure, suavely-textured wines that sing lightly and clearly of their vineyard origins with as little makeup as possible – wines that are finely-perfumed and tightly-wound, offering the classic refined fruit and textured minerality of the delicate silt, clay and dolomitic limestone-laced ancient lakebed terroirs of Niagara.

A little note from Thomas and Mary

We’re inspired by the love of our spiritual home – Burgundy – where the grapes we love originally evolved, where even the tiniest of vineyards are put separately into a bottle. Our aim is to help discover, quantify and name the Terroirs of Niagara, one-by-one, from west (just outside Hamilton) to east (just outside the “Old Town” of Niagara-on-the-Lake) – and to deliver their energy and their purity of spirit to your glass! Pull the cork and dream of the vineyard from which it comes!

Santé! Cheers!
Thomas & Mary Delaney-Bachelder
 

“…Bachelder is evidently on a monk’s errand to map out the escarpment with Burgundian-like precision.” - John Szabo, MS

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