The 2018 season overview
The 2018 harvest was a joy after having endured the challenges of the most difficult weather-related fruit losses in the 2017 vintage. Blessed with exceptional quality throughout the vineyard, we managed to harvest at the perfect “sweet spot” for all the pinot noir. With ideal levels of retained acidity and optimal ripeness, the wines are showing excellent approachability in their youth but also promise to deliver enjoyment over many years as they evolve slowly and age graciously.
Pinot noir Adesso 2018
As many will recall, this is the happy result of "an experiment gone right" and just the third release of the wine! It was left in barrel for 18 months to evolve and mature but it was only after 10 months that we added some preservative.
Without any preservative for such a long period, the wine’s journey of development has taken it to a unique and special location. A more powerful tannin structure flirts with a more complex, intense and brooding personality. This is a distinctly more powerful pinot noir [not a wine you'd like to meet in a dark alley 😊] and quite the contrast to the more elegant and pretty Pinot Noir Les cinq or the savoury and voluptuous Pinot Noir L’ami sage.
Only 2 barrels of this wine were produced [about 50 dozen bottles].