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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2016 Cerise Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Fine grit and rustic

Facts of Note

PREMIER

First release of Cerise Pinot Noir

WHOLE CLUSER

10% whole cluster

DETAILS

Comprised of 18 small lot fermentations

Just 65 miles north of our winery in Sebastopol, CA is a parcel of land with raw, rustic character, and potential that we have only begun to tap into. It is here, in Anderson Valley, where our journey to find world-class Pinot Noir brought us in 2016.

When visiting Cerise, one can feel the dichotomy of the land. Tameless and wild, but nonetheless beautiful in an unblemished sort of way. Pinot Noir blocks sit on the eastern side of the valley, facing west, 16 miles from the coast. The terrain is unrelenting, with slopes as steep as 30% ranging from 700 ft to 1,700 ft elevation. There is not a single block on flat ground.

The incredible location has had a history of producing top ranking wines and we feel humbled to have the opportunity to farm this site and tell its story through our interpretation. As the years progress, we will continue to pursue wines that speak of their sense of place and invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

2016 Cerise Vineyard  Anderson Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Cerise
Clones
2a, 777, 115, Pommard, 114, 667, 828, Calera, Swan
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Cane VSP
Soil
Yorkville-Witherell

Technical
Details

Fermentation
55% stainless steel tank / 27% concrete tank / 18% wood tank / 10% whole cluster / 3-5 day cold soak / 9-15 day fermentation
Oak
55% new French oak / 3% new Austrian oak / aged 15 months
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.58
TA
5.8 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Floral with ripe strawberry aromas. Beautiful and subtle.

Mouth: Medium to full body, fine tannins and a polished, inviting finish.