Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
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Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed December 16, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Estate fruit, grown in the Short Hills Bench|
Harvest Date: September 24th-October 3rd, 2007
Yields of 1 ½ Tonnes / acre and below (-25 hL/ha)
Fermented in stainless steel then aged in French Oak, with 33% new.
The biggest quality factor involved in making Pinot Noir is yield in the vineyard. No short cuts to quality exist. It is not that Pinot Noir must be big, but rather that good, ageworthy and interesting Pinot Noir comes at great cost in the vineyard. Oak tank fermented.
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.