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Rhys Vineyards, 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard


Rhys Vineyards, 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard


Rhys Vineyards, 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
Rhys Vineyards

VINEYARD: 100% estate fruit from the Bearwallow Vineyard, which sits at 600 feet in elevation and is farmed biodynamically. It is located on the "Deep End" of the Anderson Valley, off of HWY 128.

VINIFICATION: No crushing even for de-stemmed lots. One or two ton fermenters, mix of oak and steel - cold soak at 50 degrees F for five days, gradually ramp up of temp, mid-70’s F ferment temp, peaks at 85-88 degrees F - All foot trodden, twice a day down to 5 Brix and then once a day to dryness. Goes dry on skins after 10-14 days, pressed off into barrel with lees, on gross lees for 12 months - rack off lees in tank to put blends together, when blends are assembled, back to barrel, then bottled after 17-18 months total elevage.

- Ages in high quality, tightly-grained Francois Freres custom barrels, 4 yr seasoning, med to med+ toast, 15% new;
- 55 barrels(225L) produced;
- 10% whole cluster;
- No additions of acid, water, tannins, yeasts or anything else but a little sulfur;
- The wine is never pumped, fined, or filtered.

Producer Page: Rhys Vineyards