***2017 sold out - reservations for next vintage being accepted*** APEX Pinot Noir starts with sweet cherry blossom and blackberry then broaden along the palate to include tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, and subtly black tea undertones. The fresh acidity supports the velvety tannins in balance.
THE 12 DISCIPLES
The twelve disciples is what winemaker Anthony Carone calls the twelve clones of pinot noir that he hand harvested to ensure the optimal blend of the ripest fruit. Each clone brings forward its personality, building up to create the apex of a Quebec pinot noir. Nothing is added to the APEX vineyard parcel and only non-chemical vineyard management techniques are used throughout the growing season.
TRADITIONAL CELLAR PRACTICES
Indigenous (wild) yeasts fermented on skins, 70% stems, for 12 days with manual
punch downs throughout, a minimum of 4-6 times a day. No enzymes, gravity filtration – nothing added, nothing removed – total SO2 is 22 mg/L. Aged exclusively in stainless steel tanks.
Decant 30 minutes prior to serving.
Residual sugar: <1.2 g/L
APEX Pinot Noir