Crafted from grapes grown on our sustainably farmed limestone rich estate vineyard. Notes of cherries and exotic spices on the nose, dark cherries and plums on the palate, followed by medium firm tannins on the long, dry finish. Beautiful structure and finesse.
Notes of cherries and exotic spices on the nose, followed by a delicious core of dark cherries, plums and cassis on the palate. The finish is long and intense 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 hand picked 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 13 months of aging.
Enjoy with classic Pinot Noir pairings such as beef bourguignon, herb roasted lamb chops over creamy polenta, or porcini mushroom risotto.
||September 20th - September 22nd
||32% whole Cluster
||October 18th, 2018