Walter Hansel South Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Red Wine
Walter Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir 2017
Russian River Valley, CA
93 pts. Vinous:
"The 2017 Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard offers terrific richness as well as structure. Freshly cut flowers, hard candy, mint and fresh berry flavors meld in a Pinot laced with striking energy, inner sweetness and complexity. Silky tannins add character as this creamy, open-knit Pinot shows off its alluring personality."
92 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir South Slope (all dijon clone 777) has a savory nose of toast, dried leaves, pipe tobacco, dried rose petals, amaro and tangerine peel with a core of blackberries and cranberries. The palate is medium-bodied and silky with fine, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long."
FROM THE WINERY:
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: South Slope Pinot Noir is from 100% Dijon clone 777 located at the southern tip and highest elevation of our vineyards.
Vinification: 100% destemmed into open top fermenters. 5 day cold soak w/3 times daily punchdowns. Fermentation lasts an additional 10-12 days w/2 times daily punchdowns. Once dry, pressed into 65% new Francois Frere barrels and 35% one year old barrels. Malolactic fermentation complete in barrel.
Production: 1081 cases
Residual Sugar: 1 gr/ltr
Total acid: .57