RENEGADE 'GARY' 2020 PINOT NOIR RED WINE
Grapes grown in Oltrepo Pavese, Italy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Hand harvested then shipped by Renegade in refrigerated trucks at 2˚C direct to the London winery.
Wine fully made in London, UK.
This wine was made by destemming the grapes over a wire mesh by hand. We do this so as to be very gentle and reduce skin breakage.
The grapes then fermented spontaneously in a stainless steel tank, without the addition of any yeast - otherwise known as wild fermentation. Naturally present yeasts are already within the winery environment and on the grape skins. Think sourdough. No additions of sugar, nutrients, or de-acidification methods/any other winemaking was used to make this wine.
After 20 days on the skins the wine was pressed of and aged in old french barrels (90%) and new American (10%) for 8 months, where it underwent full malolactic fermentation.
No filtration , no fining, and only minimal SO2 was added prior to bottling.
What's he like? A beatiful light/med bodied red with soft tannins, lots of red fruit (wild strawberries, cherries) and some floral notes. Overall, it's very nicely balanced.