The 2019 season overview
We managed to get all the pinot harvested in early March 2019 before the arrival of a heat wave which would otherwise have damaged the delicate pinot skins. We were therefore fortunate to harvest only the most pristine fruit. To our delight, the finished wines have presented as delicious in their youth but also promise exceptional rewards following patient cellaring.
Pinot noir Adesso 2019
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].