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Bona Fide Pinot Noir

Bona Fide is the Latin term for "In good trust", referring appropriately to our relationship with the owners of the vineyards, the Lötter family, with whom we’ve maintained a friendship that extends back 30 years. It is only through a relationship based on complete trust that the resulting wine will do justice to this special site.

Latest release (2018)

A beautifully balanced vintage showing bold, ripe red cherry and candied strawberry on the nose along with distinctive tomato leaf and light black pepper. Notable salinity on the palate adds freshness to the pure primary fruit, while sturdy tannins ensure ageing through 2028.

Vinification

Fermentation occurs spontaneously with no commercial yeasts added. There was a 60% whole bunch component with the rest de-stemmed but left intact as whole berries. Total time on skins was 5 weeks whereafter the wine spent 11 months in French Oak barriques. 20% new oak.

Technical Analysis

pH 3.50
alc% 14.25%
Total acidity 5.35 g/l

Total sulphites 62 mg/l
Residual sugar 2.2 g/l