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Lingua Franca LLC

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills
Harvest Date
10/11-20, 2022
Alcohol %

2022 Lingua Franca The Plow Pinot Noir

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SKU: 40009414-22

The fruit for The Plow 2022 comes principally from the finest of our blocks, Block 1, with a special massal selection of PN777 on Gelderman-Jory soils, with a layer of large gravels that impart extra energy to the vines and create more complex flavors. In 2022 the fruit from three other blocks was incorporated into the final cuvée for the first time. Adding roundness from PN 115 in Block 3, power from Calera Clone in Block 6, and structure from PN 943 in Block 4, which is adjacent to Block 1. It may be the most intensely aromatic Plow produced to date. On entry there is a burst of red and black cherry, pomegranate with a finish that is structured and layered with ripe tannins. There is greater volume and dimensionality in this vintage, promising a long and beautiful life ahead.

Wine Profile
Production Notes
Because of the delayed growing season and the danger of damaged stems so late in Fall, whole cluster fruit was only 4% of the cuvée. Fermentation proceeded with wild yeast in concrete and stainless steel tanks. Cap management begins with gentle pump overs, followed by traditional pigeage by foot, as needed. The wines aged in 21% new and 79% neutral French oak barriques for 12 months followed by an additional 5 months in stainless steel tank to bring the cuvée together prior to bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
This Plow is a wonderful partner with Rib-Eye, New York and Sirloin steaks, with Lamb Shoulder, Leg of Lamb, Lamb Loin, Roasted Duck, Grilled Duck Breast, savory preparations of Goose and Duck Liver, Porchetta, Sautéed or Grilled Pork Loin, wood-grilled meats and Franklin, Pecan Lodge or Smitty’s BBQ Brisket or Ribs (if you happen to be in Texas). Also with Peking Duck, Shaking Beef, mushroom rich broths and vegetable dishes.

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