Domaine Anderson Dach Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley, California, United States
Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley. The cooling marine layer that is characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. The wines are crafted with precision and care to express the uniqueness of the Anderson Valley terroir.
The Dach vineyard, just half a mile east of the town of Philo, lies on the valley floor at an altitude of 300 feet. Fog and cool nights act as the natural factors to extend the growing season, while the sandy clay Perrygulch soils are carefully drained to promote a balanced maturation.
The 2015 Dach Vineyard Pinot Noir was harvested from certified organic grapes, picked at night to conserve the cool temperatures before fermentation. A limited amount of whole cluster fermentation was used to add freshness and complexity in stainless steel open top fermentors. For primary fermentation, 1 to 2 punchdowns per day was employed during 12-day maceration before pressing. Malolactic fermentation took place in 60-gallon French oak barrel and remained on original lees for 15 months aging before blending and bottling through loose filtration.
Color is dark red-purple hue. Appealing aromas of cherry, rose petal and leather are rich and inviting. Flavors of cola, plum and crushed berry are framed with a balanced structure and ample body. Soft tanins are lingering on finish and acidity is bright on mid-palate.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Wine Alcohol: 14.1%
Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Harvest Start Date: August 23, 2015
Harvest End Date: August 25, 2015
Bottling Date: February 8, 2017
Soil Composition: Gravelly and sandy clay loams
New Oak: 17% new oak
Aging: 15 months in barrel
Cases Produced: 420 - 9 Litre cases
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00