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Clairière

WillaKenzie Estate Clairière Pinot Noir
2018

Clairière

$75.00
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Clairière is a contemplative wine that offers great purity and length. A complex array of mineral notes, black cherries, red roses and baking spice create a perfect palate of this WillaKenzie Estate vineyard block.

Descriptors 
Fruit 

Blackberry and lilac

Spice & Mineral 

Crushed stone and ocean air

Texture/Structure 

Flows effortlessly across the palate, with incredible grace and purity.

At The Table 

This distinguished Pinot will pair well with a variety of dishes.

Glassware 

A traditional Pinot Noir/Burgundy glass with a round bowl will convey this varietal’s profound aromatics and structural characteristics.

Serving and Cellar 

Serve at cellar temperature 55 – 60 ̊F. We suggest opening and decanting before drinking. 

In the Vineyard 

Clairière is a colluvial bowl that sits on a cool, well-exposed benchtop near the highest portion of the WillaKenzie Estate, with elevation ranging between 660’ and 690’.

Winemaker Hand 

Fruit was harvested and sorted by hand on October 4, 2018. The grapes were fermented on their skin for approximately three weeks with daily punchdowns before being transferred to barrels. 

Technical Details 
  • Sustainability: LIVE Certified Wine, Salmon Safe
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir: Dijon Clone 667
  • Élevage: 17 months in a combination of new and neutral French oak
  • ALC %: 14.2%