About Marcile Lorraine
Our Marcile Lorraine wine is named after Craig's mother. This wine always come from 2 acres located at the top of our estate vineyard, above our Claudia's Choice blocks at around 600-ft. A blend of older Pommard and Wadensvil clones planted in 1983 on a lyre trellis. Usually harvested last, the Marcile Lorraine grapes are partially destemmed and then fermented in 600 gallon open top French oak fermenters. This wine is aged in tight grained French oak for 12 -15 months, and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Marcile Lorraine is produced each year from the same distinctive block of old vine Pinot noir, we use a cooler fermentation, tighter-grained wood, and low toast barrels. The result is a big, jammy, spicy, wine with plenty of up-front dark fruit character - the kind of wine that lots of people love!
Marcile Lorraine Tasting Notes
- Clone: Wadenswil and Pommard, wild yeast fermented
- Characteristics: beautiful color, transparent ruby red
- Nose: cherry, blueberry, beet, mineral, rose petal, slight anise
- Flavor Profile: black cherry, red raspberry, concrete mineral, front palate burst of tannic edge