2009 Pinot Noir Reserve


  • Silver - 2011 All Canadian Wines Championship
  • Silver - 2011 InterVin, International Wine Awards

Grapes from the 2009 PINOT NOIR come from North of Oliver , a very small vineyard owned by a good friend of mine , Lino Barbbieri. The vineyard is six years old and produces 2 to 2.5 tones of grapes every year.. Rich soil, perfect sun exposure, cool nights and the meticulous Lino makes the perfect formula for the moodiest grape on Earth.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine boasts of cherry , raspberry and anise aromas and flavours with nice integration of cocoa, spice and vanilla bean .This medium to full body wine has nice soft tannins with long lingering fruit and spice.


  • Release Date: July 2011
  • Price: $29
  • Sweetness Code:
  • Production: only 115 cases
  • Availability:
  • · Select Restaurants  
    · Winery Direct
  • Blend:
  • Alcohol 13.5%, RS 0.40 g/L, PH 4.14, TA 5.0g/L
  • CSPC: 164277

Food Pairing

Pairs well with turkey, duck, salmon , braised veal, red pasta sauce, wild mushroom risotto.

Wine Making

The Pinot Noir was harvested on the first week of October. The grapes were de-stemed and lightly crushed into open top fermentation tanks. Temperature control during the fermentation,extended skin contact and Pneumatge twice a day give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity and balance. The wine was aged for 12 months in new and 2 year old barrels, 80%French and 20 % American .Blending begins two months prior to bottling. The wine is enjoyable now ans will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 3 to 5 years.. ONLY 115 CASES MADE.