The La Chenaie Pinot Noir shows its telltale dusty cherry nose, with bright high-tone aromas. These are typical aromas for the site, and for the hills on the western side of the Eola-Amity Hills. The palate provides beautiful, focused, linear flavors of red cherry and spice. The moderately long finish shows some ripe tannin and balancing acidity.
Pair this red-fruit oriented Pinot with sautéed chicken served with roasted red and yellow beets, and steamed red potatoes.
In 2013, the warm summer and late rains required very strong viticulture practices to create great wines. Removing leaves on both sides of the vines to expose fruit was critical to increase airflow and hang through the significant storms. Aged 18 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.