2017 Pinot Noir, Apolloni Subcap
A throwback to a forgotten winemaking method. Our winemaker devised a way to keep the 'cap' of Pinot Noir grape skins submerged during the entirety of the fermentation, resulting in an intense yet softly extracted wine. By keeping the cap submerged, the color and flavor-rich grape skins were in constant contact with the fermenting juice, providing wonderful intensity and structure. Aromas are of cranberry, cherry, and coffee. The palate displays raspberry and cranberry reduction in a concentrated but curiously soft extraction from the submerged cap process.