Barden Pinot Noir is formed so as to touch the heart, mind, body and soul. It’s wrapped in a cloak of mystery, lightly adorned, and respected. Ours is a swirling worldly vision, moody but aware. We dared and entered this world with trepidation. Pinot Noir is fiend-ishly complex; we realize we are on the road to madness.
We hand sorted and a percentage (depending on the vintage) is whole cluster fermented, we do a 6-10 day cold soak, natural (wild) fermentation, only free-run wine used, no SO2 during maturation on full lees, bottled un-fined and unfiltered. This wine is matured for 10 months in mostly new French oak barriques from Françoise Frères and Ermitage.
This wine was crafted from the top 6 barrels of Sanford & Benedict vineyard. It is a four-clone Pinot Noir, with a partial whole cluster fermentation and only free-run juice was used.
34% Clone 943, 34% Clone 115, 17% Clone 777 and 15% Clone 667.