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Russian River Vineyards

**6 Pack** Bella Luna & Burke Family Pinot Noir - 2 Bonus Bottles

**6 Pack** Bella Luna & Burke Family Pinot Noir - 2 Bonus Bottles

2016 Pinot Noir, Bella Luna Vineyard – Technical Data

Exact Vineyard Location: Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa

Appellation: Russian River Valley, Santa Rosa Plains  Neighborhood

Unique qualities of vineyard/location:

The combined volcanic and marine sedimentary soils and temperate climate here make for generous, approachable Pinot Noirs with aromatics of blackberries and baking spices.

Farming technique/ maintenance:

Vertical, Cordon spur trained

Harvest Date: 9/10/2016

Cold soak: 7-10 days

Fermentation details: Long slow fermentation primary fermentation about 10-14 days

Oak program: 100 % French Oak

Percentage of new oak: 35%

Cooperage: Tonnellerie Sirugue, Nuits Saint Seorges  - Bourgogne - France

Aging process: 16  Months

Secondary fermentation: Malolactic 100% in Barrel

Bottling date: 3/15/2017

Case production: 218

Extra:

The Bella Luna Vineyard is only 1 acre in size and was planted in 2000. In 2003, our first Pinot Noir won a gold medal in the San Francisco Wine Competition. The vineyard is located on Ken and Susan Churchill's ranch on Olivet Road in the Russian River Valley. The vines are planted on 4' x 4' spacing. The Pacific Ocean's cooling coastal influence, Sebastopol Sandy Loam soil composition, and Dijon clones selections of 115, 459, 667, and 777 all work together to produce the pure fruit forward taste that the Russian River Valley is famous for.

Buzz Words: Bolder tannin structure, bright fruit, great acidity, ripe fruit, warmer climate. Big, fat, rich, smooth

Awards

Double Gold, Best of Class, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold, Best of Class, North of the Gate Wine Competition

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/ 3 - 2016 Bella Luna 3- 2015 2 - bonus bottles
SKU: 1603-1503
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
14.5
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