Viticulture and Climate: Precipitation observed during the winter was slightly above normal, highlighting the contribution of December. In Spring the values were below average. From late spring until early Autumn, the weather was dry, but there was occasional but opportune rain in August and September. In April and May, air temperature values were far above average. Were recorded three heat waves, one in April and two in May. The Summer was cooler; however there were few days of great heat. In this context the ripening conditions were good, with 10 to 15 days of season advance. Across the region there were favorable conditions for the development of some vineyard diseases, including powdery mildew, downy mildew, which had no impact on the estate, due to rigorous work and eco-friendly cultivation practices. This first Pinot Noir harvest was a true celebration on the estate! This early ripening variety reflected the season advance, having been handpicked on August 13th 2011, presenting a faultless quality.
Production per Hectare:
1729 kg / ha
Fermentation and Aging:
The fermentation was conducted in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature. Pre-fermentative maceration was made. The malolactic fermentation was already carried in oak barrels with 2 years, where the aging continued for a period of 12 months.