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2019 Wrath Pinot Noir, Cortada Alta Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Aging
10 months in French oak, 20% new
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Enthusiast
91

2019 Wrath Pinot Noir, Cortada Alta Vineyard

Wrath's newest Single Vineyard Pinot Noir offering; Cortada Alta offers an array of red and black cherry flavors with a touch of dried herb and clean, bright acidity that balances rich cuisines.  

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SKU: 19CortAlta

Wrath's newest Single Vineyard Pinot Noir ofering, Cortada Alta is sourced from the highest vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and is produced with Swiss pinot clones that are noted for thriving in cold growing environments.  These grapes offer a unique personality that begins with an array of red and black cherry flavors that have an undertone of thyme herb.  Flavor are layered with more red fruits, a touch of dried herb and a bright acidity that adds flavor balance to rich dishes of meat or fatty flavors.  A very interesting, energetic glass of flavor and acidity.

Wine Profile
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91pts Wine Enthusiast
Vineyard Notes
Cortada Alta is the highest vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. At 1,400 feet, the vines sit above the fog in a notch between two granite outcroppings that collected rich, loam soil. It is planted with two Swiss pinot noir clones, Mariafeld and Wadenswill, that are both known to thrive and ripen in cold climates.
Production Notes
This is our inaugural vintage of Pinot Noir from Cortada Alta. Hand harvested and hand sorted, the grapes were cold soaked for three days before inoculation. Clonal lots were kept separated in small, open-top bins during fermentation and 20% of the bins went through whole cluster fermentation. The young wine is racked into an assortment of French barrels (20% new) and aged for 12 months before minimal filtration and bottling. Then laid down for another year of bottle aging before being released.