Picardy Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir (Pemberton, WA)
To provide this wine with considerable structure and longevity, it is cold macerated for longer periods and fermented with 30% whole bunch fruit to extract more tannin. The resultant wine is then matured in new to four year old oak for 10 months. After barrel maturation it is given a very light filtration and bottled. It is then held in bottle until the Pannell Family feel that it is showing its optimum potential. The Pannell Family are confident that the Picardy Tete de Cuvee will continue to drink superbly long after it has been released. This wine demonstrates the difference that extra attention to detail and better quality fruit can bring.