Wayfarer, Mother Rock Pinot Noir 2019 Fort Ross-Seaview

16

A co-fermentation of Mount Eden and Dijon clones. Hand-picked clusters delivered to the winery before sunrise. Fruit hand-sorted and destemmed before transfer to tank where five to seven days of cold maceration preceded more than two weeks of 100% ambient-yeast fermentation. The free-run wine was transferred to French oak (two-thirds new) for 15 months.
Another fine Pinot which would appeal to Côte de Nuits lovers. More flesh but there is a very good structure with dark fruit, fine oak, ripe tannins, spicy and savoury on the finish. Drinking well, there is plenty of upside potential here. (AWH)

Producer
Wayfarer
Cuvée
Mother Rock
Grape variety
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14.3%
Score
16
When to drink
2023
2029
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
Imported into the UK by Thorman Hunt