Crafted from grapes grown on our sustainably farmed limestone-rich estate vineyard. Black cherries and plums on the nose. The cherries continue on the palate, followed by medium firm tannins on the long, dry finish. Elegance in a glass.
Classic Pinot Noir notes of black cherries and plums on the nose. The dark cherries continue on the palate, along with black currants, blackberries, and spice notes. The finish is long and dry with medium-firm tannins.
The Heart & Hands Estate vineyard is situated on the Onondaga Limestone Escarpment. Vinifera grapes flourish in the presence of limestone-based soils, which provide the vines with a solid foundation for growth. The vineyard is sustainably farmed without the use of any herbicides or insecticides. The vineyard is planted to seven Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, which are evenly distributed across the upper, middle and lower vineyard blocks. The name of our Estate Reserve wine, Mo Chuisle, is a Gaelic phrase, and translates literally to “My Pulse” or colloquially to “My Darling”. It is our great pleasure to share this wine: a long-tended dream, finally brought to life.
The grapes were handpicked and then optically sorted - each berry was scanned by cameras to ensure that the fruit met our standards for exceptional quality. Each vineyard section was separately fermented in one-ton bins, and within each vineyard section, clones were isolated when feasible. The grapes were gently basket pressed and transferred into neutral French oak barrels for 20 months of aging.
||September 5th - 12th
Francois Frères French oak, Neutral Barrels
||23% Whole Cluster
||July 15th, 2020