Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir

Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir

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Named for the golden hills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range that frames our family-owned San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey, Diora is inspired from “d’Or,” the French phrase meaning “golden” and bestowed on beautiful, sun-filled regions. No effort has been spared along Diora’s 30-year journey from vineyard-to-bottle. The result is an expressive Pinot Noir overflowing with flavor, depth and personality and a devotion to indulgence.

WINEMAKER'S TASTING NOTE
Dark ruby in the glass, aromas of dark cherries and raspberry mingle with nuances of licorice. Soft and velvety, robust with a voluptuous and full-bodied mouthfeel, the palate unfolds with decadent layers of intense chocolate-covered dark red cherries, and a delicate hint of wild sage. A long, lingering finish instills a lasting impression of rich, concentrated flavors in this premium Pinot Noir wine.

— James Ewart, Winemaker

BARREL REGIME
This wine was aged in predominantly French barrels. One of our favorite coopers is François Frères which adds dark toasty notes and gives the wine nice length. A portion of these barrels had their heads toasted to really accentuate those toasty aromas. The wine spent about twelve months in barrels (~33% new) before blending when James tasted each lot and selected the lots for the final blend.

PAIRING
Richly-flavored and full-bodied, this Pinot Noir does not shy away from heartier fare. Serve with a dry-rubbed porterhouse steak, roast duck – the pairings are endless.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Vintage: 2019
Appellation: ~ 2/3 from Santa Lucia Highlands ~ 1/3 from San Bernabe Vineyard
Aging: 12 months in barrel (~33% new)
pH: 3.68
Total Acid: 0.54 G/100ml
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume