The 2015 Cuvée Agustina Pinot Noir from the Katherine Lindsay Estate
captivates with an aromatic complexity of crushed blackberry, high-toned raspberry, bergamot and
Flavors of fleshy black cherry and vanilla seamlessly integrate within a rich, full body. Silky
tannins and salivating acidity lend a manifest dynamism to this wine.
A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with
cold, damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is
known as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit
thinning, delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a
common occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.
Clonal selection: Calera, Swan
Hand-harvested at night, sheers only.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered; January, 2017.
Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 6% whole cluster inclusion
Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
5-day cold soak, 16 day maceration
Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 75% new
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Francois Frères, Gauthier, Louis Latour.
Deep ruby with a rich blue hue.
Complement with seared foie
drizzled with a sour cherry reduction, or in wintertime, enjoy with freshly shaved truffles atop a simple
risotto. Serve at 50°-55° F.