2015 Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir
Maritime climate at times are severe. Highly eroded sandstone soil denies nutrients. Striving to achieve in spite of the elements, this vineyard produces wild, smoky, mysterious aromas that give us pause before yielding scents of boysenberry and crushed raspberries. On the palate, this balanced wine reveals tastes upon tastes upon tastes with red currents, boysenberry, baking spices, and earthy mushrooms.
With the earliest harvest on record (3rd week in September), we avoided the usual challenges from fall rains and picking (oftentimes) into November. The saying "adversity breeds greatness" does not apply this year, but this exceptional site still showed its stuff!
PRODUCTION: 50 cases
Label Artwork by Serena Hazard