We’re thrilled that our 2018 Pinot Noir won a Platinum award at last night’s 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards! 14 judges from across Canada tasted 744 British Columbian wines and awarded 15 Platinum medals.
The grapes for the 2018 Pinot Noir were hand-harvested in mid-October and the fermentation took place in multiple batches, some were inoculated with yeast and others were left to go wild. The wine went into French oak barrels (10% new) for malo-lactic fermentation and aging. It was racked in late spring to remove most of the lees and returned to barrels until it was bottled in late summer.
This Pinot Noir has a rich, silky texture with aromas of raspberry, cherry, cedar and rose petal that combine with notes of leather, tobacco and earth.
-- Arrowleaf Cellars