Poppy Monterey County Pinot Noir

Poppy Monterey County Pinot Noir

$ 20

The 2021 Poppy Monterey County Pinot Noir is crafted with meticulous care in the renowned vineyards of Monterey's Central Coast. The cooler climate and sustainable farming practices allow the Pinot Noir grapes to achieve optimum maturity, offering a wine that balances vibrant fruit flavors with refined earthy notes. This wine embodies the elegance and finesse of its region, making it a superb choice for any wine enthusiast.

From the Producer:

Vineyards: The Arroyo Seco appellation, which literally means “dry riverbed,” begins in a steep, narrow gorge at the foot of the Santa Lucia mountain range in Monterey County. Moving east, the topography widens and eventually opens up to the warm, fertile soil of the Salinas Valley. Deep in the canyon, vineyards are shielded from characteristic afternoon winds and thus experience warmer temperatures. As the canyon opens to the valley floor, the afternoon Pacific Ocean breeze cools the grapes, tempering their growth and intensifying the fruit flavors. 

Winemaking: On our winemaking technique we look to our Pinot Noir to get the best extraction of flavor, maintaining a supple and delicate mouth feel and fully to preserve the color and varietal character. For that, the fermentation takes place at moderate temperatures with a few pump overs per day. We press gently, with some of the wine going straight to French oak barrels, and the balance going to tank for settling. The tank and barrel lots are rotated mid season.