Thomas Bachelder Wismer-Parke 20 Mile Bench Pinot Noir


for the equivalent of £35.85 a bottle

Grower: Thomas Bachelder
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Ripe and Savoury
Country: Canada
Appellation: Niagara
Vintage: 2017/18
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows fresh raspberries, dark cherries, undergrowth, rose petals, cranberries and elegant barrel spice notes. The palate is light but has some dense and concentrated red berries and anise with good length, texture and balance through a bright and spicy finish.

Thomas Bachelder will be known as the first winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne. Thomas Bachelder, a Québécois Chardonnay and Pinot Noir specialist who has lived and made award-winning wines in Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara, has now started his own project! In their first vintage in 2009, they made three Chardonnays from three different regions – Burgundy, Niagara and Oregon. Years of making Chardonnay – in Meursault and Corton-Charlemagne in Burgundy; in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and in Canada‘s Niagara – has taught Thomas to be as natural as possible in his winemaking. Pressing of the grapes was therefore very gentle and fermentation was carried out only with wild yeasts. Malolactic fermentation took place in specially selected oak barrels, followed by an extended ageing period which has made the wine more sinewy, broader on the mid-palate, more integrated, elegant, subtle, truer to its terroir and, surprisingly, less oaky.



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