Farm Cottage 2021 Pinot Noir, Lester Family Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
Planted in the hills of Corralitos situated only three miles from the coast. Farmed by Prudy Foxx, this site is ideal for producing Pinot Noir with beautiful fruit and natural acidity. The site is planted to sandy clay loam soils and is home to many different clones, specifically 667 & 777, which Farm Cottage uses.
Harvested on 9/17/21, the grapes were placed directly into the tank as 100% whole clusters. A natural pied de cuve was placed in the tank on day 2. Punchdowns were performed once a day and the tank was pressed after 10 days. The wine was aged in neutral french oak and bottled on 8/22/22.