USA - Littorai 2016/17 Pinot Noirs
Winery : Littorai
Ted and Heidi Lemon established Littorai in 1993. The wines are made from biodynamically managed vineyards in Sonoma and Medocino, California. These are very scarce, highly-regarded pinot noirs, rarely seen outside US, so we are very privileged to be able to offer them. Lemon also consults to Burn Cottage in Central Otago. For a an insight into Lemon's philosophy read his splendid address to the 2013 Mornington Pinot Celebration at this link The Concept of Noble Place in New World Winegrowing.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited volumes, the wines are only available as a Mixed Six Pack
2017 Littorai Les Larmes Pinot Noir: A blend of Anderson Valley vineyards. Sweetly spicy, with soft texture.
2016 Littorai Savoy Pinot Noir: Anderson Valley, vineyard planted in 1990s, farmed using only organically certified materials, valley floor at the base of protective hills. Antonio Galloni - '...pliant, supple and forward... Sweet floral and spice notes develop with time in the glass...'
2016 Littorai Cerise Pinot Noir: Anderson Valley, planted in 1997, farmed using only organically certified materials. Steep and rocky slope, low productivity. Antonio Galloni - 'Powerful, virile expression of Anderson Valley... needing time to open up... Floral, savory and earthy notes add nuance...'
2016 Littorai Mays Canyon Pinot Noir: Russian River, Porter Bass Vineyards is the source of this wine; the site was first planted to vines prior to the 1890s. Mays Canyon block was planted in 1999. Antonio Galloni - 'A wine of density and breadth, the 2016 Pinot Noir Mays Canyon is laced with a host of dark, red/purplish fruit and savory overtones.'
2016 Littorai Wendling Pinot Noir: Antonio Galloni - '... truly spectacular. From the very first taste, the pedigree of the Wendling is apparent. Intense in all of its dimensions & aromatics, fruit and structure & the 2016 has it all. Quite simply, this is a phenomenal wine...'
2016 Littorai Haven Pinot Noir: Sonoma Coast. Ted Lemon: 'To be a vine at The Haven means struggling through sandstone, shale or gravels. Yield is tiny, but density and persistence is great as a result of the small berry size'