ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2009, KUTCH
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'From a site of 400m altitude on decomposed sandstone. Organic viticulture and mixed Dijon clones, 1.5 tonnes per acre. All destemmed (unlike his other cuvées). Aged for 18 months on lees in 30% new Francois Frères barrels. Pale ruby. Cool and pure on the nose - scents of forest floor. Quite a sweet start - should please many even in the short term. Very fresh. A little simpler and more forward than his other 2009s. Satisfying mouthful of fruit that finishes dry and appetising. Not a hint of residual sugar.'
Jancis Robinson MW
Jamie Kutch left a highly paid career as a stock trader in 2005 to move to California and pursue his dream of making wine. People thought he was crazy, until the first Pinot Noir he released scored 93 points in Wine Spectator.
Kutch Pinor Noirs are made as naturally as possible. After the grapes are harvested by hand, they are sorted meticulously and moved only by gravity, before being fermented in small open-top containers with hand and foot punch downs using indigenous yeasts. When fermented, the wine is gravity flowed into French Oak barrels, where they age sur lie (on the lees). The vineyard pursues a minimalist philosophy, trying to produce the purest expression of Pinot Noir from a particular place and time.
As with many high-end Californian wines, these Pinot Noirs are only sold through a mailing list, so this is a chance to get your hands on something quite exclusive.
- PRODUCT CODE
- WINE TYPE
- BOTTLE SIZE
- GRAPE VARIETIES
- Pinot Noir
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
- Sonoma County
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