Gantenbein Pinot Noir
Challenging weather conditions in early 2020 caused a very poor flowering and fruit set. As the small crop of fruit developed, a pair of light hail storms caused damage to many individual grapes, which had to be painstakingly removed by hand, leading to the smallest harvest ever at Gantenbein. But overall through the growing season, the weather was never too dry nor too wet, allowing for a long, slow ripening period. The grapes were small, but intensely aromatic and concentrated, producing a wine with an extraordinary balance of power and minerality.
Gantenbein Pinot Noir is carefully harvested by hand and fermented in custom-built, open-top wood fermenters. Maturation is done in new barriques, and the wines are bottled without filtration or fining.