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Terres Basses

2016

Terres Basses

$75.00
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Terres Basses Pinot Noir offers a multi-layered and complex aromatic profile with notes of wild game, forest floor, black currant, lilacs and baking spice.

Descriptors 
Fruit 

Black currants

Spice, Vegetable, Mineral 

Wild game, forest floor, baking spice

Texture/Structure 

Complex and expressive with powerful intensity and tremendous length

At The Table 

Pair this wine with rack of lamb or beef tenderloin.

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). Terres Basses Pinot Noir will benefit initially from a decant. Cellar from five to fifteen years for maximum enjoyment.

In the Vineyard 

Meaning “low lands,” this block is the lowest on the estate at 320 to 390 feet. It has a higher clay content than the rest of the estate and the unique soil composition of this parcel is a key contributor to the wine's specificity. This also tends to be the first block to mature each fall.

Winemaker Hand 

Hand-picked and hand-sorted. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. 

Technical Details 
  • Sustainability: LIVE Certified Wine, Salmon Safe
  • Case Production: 415 Cases
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
  • ALC %: 13.7%