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2013 Gravity Pinot Noir

2013 Gravity Pinot Noir by Flat Rock Cellars
2013_Gravity_Pinot_Noir by Flat Rock Cellars
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The Gravity bottling of Pinot Noir is designed to showcase the 'best of the best' in our vineyard and cellar. The 2013 growing season was very favourable to our Pinot Noir vines with just the right amount of heat, moisture and very low disease pressure (e.g. mildews). We achieved maximum maturity at harvest time and this bottling of 2013 Gravity is predominantly sourced from our 'West Summit' block of vines. The intensity of flavour & fresh acidity give the wine a backbone of strength with tonnes of elegance. A small percentage of new oak was used to ensure we highlight the fruit character in the wine. This is one of the most enjoyable wines to craft each year.

Flat Rock was founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench –on a gently rolling slope studded with vines. The winery is a quirky, glass encased, hexagonal masterpiece. Every day we enjoy breathtaking views of the Peninsula and across Lake Ontario to Toronto. The land is everything in this business, and so we have adopted many environmentally responsible technologies to safeguard sustainability.

The Flat Rock team is motivated by two principles: first, make great wine, and second, ensure you have a truly personal wine experience. In the vineyard we ensure low yields, progressive viticulture, and hand picking and sorting. Our winemaker and vineyard manager monitor that the grapes are cropped at extremely low levels to ensure fruit quality and intensity of varietal character. Inside the winery, we’ve got the latest in wine making equipment. At full production Flat Rock will produces a maximum of 15,000 cases!

Our winemaking process ensures the wine reaches its maximum potential. To make a Pinot Noir, for example, we use a 5-level gravity flow system. There’s minimal handling and no harmful pumping. Twenty kilo baskets of handpicked grapes are hand sorted and placed on a conveyor belt that moves them into the de-stemmer crusher. From there, the grapes fall directly into our state-of-the-art 4.5 ton temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters. Every 6 hours we hand-plunge the juice and skins to maximize their colour and tannin. Post fermentation, the wine moves directly to the lower level barrel cellar where it’s aged in 100% French oak barrels and awaits the malolactic fermentation in the spring.

We love what we do and love to share that sense of wonder about the mysteries of the vine with our customers. Our logo has an image of a woman holding a basket of grapes. She’s the embodiment of winemaking. Red is a primary colour – the colour of wine, and of passion, because we are passionate about winemaking! The rocks that are the geological foundation of the winery and vineyard provided our name - Flat Rock Cellars. Taste and enjoy the bounty of our craft!

Flat Rock Cellars from Jordan, ON

Flat Rock CellarsJordan, ON

Flat Rock was founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench –on a gently rolling slope studded with vines. The winery is a quirky, glass encased, hexagonal masterpiece. Every day we enjoy breathtaking vi

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