Nathan Kendall Finger Lakes Pinot Noir 2016/2017 75cl 12% ABV
Nathan Kendall Finger Lakes Pinot Noir, New York, USA
The fruit for the Pinot Noir is sourced from Seneca Lake vineyards. The soils from the sites range from silt loam to shale stone. Partial whole cluster fermentation helps this Red Wine maintain a more fruit forward profile, as well as delicacy and freshness. Aged for one year in neutral French oak barrels.
N. Kendall wines was founded in 2011 by Finger Lakes native Nathan Kendall. He is an internationally trained Winemaker who has experience in Sonoma, Willamette Valley, Waipara (NZ), Adelaide Hills (AUS), and Mosel (GER), although the plan was always to return to the shores of Seneca Lake. His passion is to create wines in an old world style using quality grapes and minimal intervention.
Having travelled throughout the world focusing on cool climate regions and varietals, the Winemaker's focus is on Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wine. All lots are carefully sorted, and the pristine fruit then undergoes long spontaneous fermentation's. Post fermentation, the wine ages for months on the gross lees to enhance the texture. Wines are then carefully racked, never fined, and gently filtered before bottling.