Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2015 Silver Label Pinot Noir
Diamond Collection wines are classic California expressions that offer fruit-forward, multi-dimensional flavor and immediate drinkability. In Monterey County, cool nights and well-drained soils provide the ideal climate for Pinot Noir to produce complex flavors and aromas. We pick our Pinot Noir in the early morning hours and bring the fruit inside for immediate crush and 48-hours of cold soak. This technique helps intensify the color and elicit more profound aromas. During fermentation, the grapes are punched down several times a day to extract the maximum amount of flavor and just the right amount of tannin. The wine is then aged on French oak for 9 months.
£22.49 for 4 x 250ml packs , all prices include VAT
We came off an early vintage in 2014 only to have an even earlier season in 2015. Persistent dry conditions reduced yields and contributed to an aromatic Pinot Noir. Up front there is a clean, fresh impression. The mid-palate has vibrancy and balance. Tannins are smooth and well integrated. On top of freshly picked flavors of red fruits and cherries, this wine also offers a pleasing scent of forest floor with well integrated oak providing a balance of toast and vanilla flavors.
|Aromas||Plums, cherries, vanilla, anise|
|Falvors||Pomegranate, strawberries, lavender, cloves|