GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKER NOTES: This blend exhibits the most fragrant characteristics present in select lots from our vineyards. Extremely aromatic, the theme continues on the palate with baked cherry pie, dark boysenberry and savoury tobacco leaf.
VINEYARDS: The fruit for this wine is sourced from all five Domaine Carneros vineyards in the rolling hills of Carneros.
VINTAGE: This year's uncommonly early flowering allowed us to predict the early harvest that followed. After exactly one month of harvesting we had a generous crop at 8% higher than predicted. Casting a critical eye on the personality of the vintage there seems to be a theme of brightness and concentration running through the wines.
WINE MAKING: The wine is fermented in small open-topped tanks and then aged for 8 months in Burgundian French oak barrels from cooperages that are specially selected to complement the aroma and flavour profile of this wine.
TASTING NOTES: Avant-Garde Pinot Noir was created to be the vanguard of the vintage, heralding the distinctive bright berry qualities of the Carneros Region.Bursting with sumptuous fresh red fruit characters, this is the freshest of the estate’s Pinot Noirs and is richly fruity and hedonistic.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other micro climatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.