Négociant Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013
The name Négociant alludes to the long, successful search and discovery of a few great vineyards that has finally allowed us to make a Pinot of which we can be truly proud.
In 2013, we picked clone 777 (35%), 115 (50%), and 828 (15%) from three different vineyard blocks on the same day. Even though, or maybe because, the vineyards are situated in different sites on the property with different exposures and soils, we are generally able to pick all the same day at close enough to full maturity to co-ferment together. Immediately after destemming, a saignée of about 10% of the juice volume was done. We cold soaked for 3 days, then added Assmanshausen yeast, reaching temperatures of 70-75 early in the fermentation and pressing at dryness. Put down to barrels 2 days after pressing.