Estate Single Vineyard
la Côte Pinot Noir
La Côte lies behind a massive cliff of diatomaceous earth, protected from the direct influence of the Pacific’s cold marine air. With its south-east exposition the vineyard absorbs the energy of the morning sun and the exposed shale quickly warms the vines from the night time chill. The wine seems to have dark fruits on the nose with aromas of black cherry, sandalwood cola and sage. Like Bloom’s Field, la Côte is fermented with 100% whole bunches and aged for 16 months in 100% new Ermitage barrels. La Côte takes longer to open up, but after decanting it is the most texturally rich and opulent bottling from the Domaine. Ageing for 10+ years will greatly reward those with patience and cool cellars.
820 cases bottled. 100% whole bunches. 12% alcohol.