Free Form Red 2015
$39.90 Buy now
Theo Siemens, Pedro Parra
Terry Waters & Cathy Banks
Trout Creek Canyon, Summerland, Okanagan, British Columbia
Waters & Banks is a 7.5 acre (3 ha) vineyard situated east/west on a steep slope with a magnificent lake and valley view that offers a constant gentle breeze. Soil substructures consist of rich limestone and granite. The vineyard, planted with Pinot Noir (115, 667), Sauvignon Blanc (72-1103P) and Merlot (unknown), is in its third year of transitioning to organic certification.
Matt Dumayne, Alberto Antonini
Free Form wines are made naturally, with zero cellar intervention; reflective of our terroir, farming practices and vintage. This wine was made from clone 667 Pinot Noir, harvested mid-October. Fermented using native yeast in an 800-litre clay amphorae where it aged on skins for eight months. It was pressed and left to rest for an additional two months and bottled unfiltered in August 2015. No SO2 or other additives were used in the wine.
Brooding dark black fruits, fruit cake, mocha; this wine has it all. Intensity, and lots of it. A sweet fruit entry followed by great concentration and mouthwatering acidity; eight months of skin contact has provided a tannin structure of immense silkiness and depth.