2019 POETESSA (Pinot Noir)
2019 vintage in the Russian River AVA worked to perfection for this classic red variety. A balmy Summer was followed by lower than usual temperatures in early Fall, which turned out to be very handy in keeping naturally refreshing acidity levels and low potential alcohol levels. Grapes were picked and shipped to us weeks before the fires ravaged some locations in California. Overall, the grapes were elegantly balanced, incredibly exuberant, and intensely aromatic.
Different techniques were utilized to boost the natural elegance of this variety. Extended cold and warm maceration, controlled temperature fermentation and delestage, helped to develop a delicate body, and an eclectic array of flavors, soft tannins, and ruby color. Because for some, it is all about expressing the story the vineyard wants to tell, this Pinot Noir was aged in Neutral French oak for 12 months until finesse was achieved.
The 2019 Ficarra Cellars Pinot Noir releases aromas such as strawberries, raspberries, hazelnut, cured bacon, dark chocolate and blackcurrant. This Burgundian variety can be shared and enjoyed with grilled meats, Antipasto, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Gnocchi, and Thanksgiving Turkey.