ESTATE SINGLE VINEYARD, SIREN’S CALL PINOT NOIR
Upslope from la Côte, along the Domaine’s most dramatic grade sits Siren’s Call. This 1.5 acre, own-rooted Pinot Noir vineyard is planted at a vine density of 7,000 vines to the acre and grows in decomposed quartz soils. Siren’s Call is always de-stemmed by hand, a laborious and time-consuming process, but a necessary one in pursuit of faithfully transmitting this site in your glass.
Siren’s Call yields a precise, mineral-driven wine, intended to cellar for quite some time. The 2016 Siren’s Call possesses an opulent nose, conjuring images of Flemish still-life paintings with bright, perfectly ripe fruits in the fore cast against a foreboding background. The palate is quite firm in its concentration, though the tannin structure is pliant and yielding. The finish is dominated by mineral elements that will give way to more generous fruit in a decade or so.
880 bottles, 36 magnums, 6 jeroboams