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Baxter Oppenlander Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Baxter Oppenlander Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

£49.99

Made and designed towards big pinot fans –  this is serious stuff. Some whole cluster fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels gives spices, black tea and a delicate, rose petal and fruit on the nose. The palate is a layered journey of restrained black fruits and berries that express themselves one step at a time. Serious, enjoyable, vivacious and complex.

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    Tasting Notes
    Made and designed towards big pinot fans –  this is serious stuff. Some whole cluster fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels gives spices, black tea and a delicate, rose petal and fruit on the nose. The palate is a layered journey of restrained black fruits and berries that express themselves one step at a time. Serious, enjoyable, vivacious and complex.

    Grape(s): Pinot Noir
    ABV: 14%

    About the supplier:
    Located in a wilderness ridge-top location above the beautiful Anderson Valley, just 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Baxter Winery produces premium single-vineyard wines from the coastal regions of Mendocino County in Northern California. Baxter is owned by Claire and Philip Baxter, an Anglo-American couple who have settled and pitched their married home in the stunning Anderson Valley, two hours north of Napa.

    Growing up in the heart of wine country, after acquiring a winemaking degree, winemaker Phillip Baxter spent six months working at a small winery in Burgundy. He was inspired by the traditional methods he learnt (which are rare in the US) and vowed to use the same methods upon his return to Northern California. He employs true artisan techniques: punching down during fermentation is done by hand, morning and night. He lets the wild yeasts ferment his wines (rather than adding commercial packet yeast). Baxter believe that several different yeast wild strains in their wines lead to extremely multi-layered and complex flavours in the finished product. Philip refuses to add anything unnecessary to the process, or mess about with the wines – even the oak is very subtle, using 100% neutral French oak barrels so as not to mask the delicate flavours of the wine. This is slow wine . . . Phillip lets his wines age for 6 to 12 months longer than most wineries to allow the structure of the wines to develop at their own pace – respect and intuition of letting the terroir speak for itself.

    We are not alone in thinking Baxter wines are something special. Wine Enthusiast magazine has called them ‘some of the most adventurous and nuanced Pinots in California’.

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    Additional information

    Country

    USA

    Grape

    Pinot Noir

    Sustainability

    Organically Farmed

    Wine Type

    Red

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