(2011 Vintage) Pinot Noir grapes are 90-100% de-stemmed and fermented with indigenous and selected yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine flows directly into barrels (25-35% new French oak) for 10-18 months aging. Wines are then assembled and gravity bottled without fining or filtration. These techniques highlight varietal fruit flavors and the unique characteristics of each vineyard site. Annually we produce up to 6 different cuvées of 200 - 900 cases each. Our “house style” emphasizes freshness, complexity, focus, elegance, and balance. Belle Pente Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed young, but will also reward careful cellaring.