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2008 Pinot Noir - Top Dog

2008 Pinot Noir - Top Dog by Long Dog Vineyard
2008_Pinot_Noir_Top_Dog by Long Dog Vineyard
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This is a blend from our favourite barrels, which are vinified separately according to age, location and clone.

Tasting Notes:  Spicier than our Barrel Select, this is a wine that can be aged up until 2015.

Alocohol:  13.1%

In 1997 we had the opportunity to purchase a 300 acre farm, complete with a lovely mid-19th century home and out buildings. We’d already fallen in love with Prince Edward County over several visits, so jumped at the opportunity to have a ”˜weekend getaway’ spot. James and I moved our film editing business and started to settle in. Of course, the wine lover in James soon became intrigued by the surrounding small vineyards, and that led to research, soil sampling, and several consultations later, the conclusion that our land was so much like the ”˜terroir’ of Burgundy, and well, the rest is history, as they say. Our friend Steven, James and I planted our first 1200 vines in 1999 – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They thrived that summer, in the dry heat and wonderful limestone dirt, and so a further 3700 vines were planted the following spring. Of course, James was fully committed by that point – so, 7000 more vines were planted in 2001, including some Pinot Gris.

Our first good sized crop was in 2002, and we renovated the old pig barn into a small winery. Looking back, we now smile at our first fermentation – not really knowing what we were going or how all the new equipment worked. However it seems the wine really is “made” in the vineyard, and the grapes produced proper French style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. So, the big barn was renovated, another 8000 vines were planted, and we began selling wine in the spring of 2004.

With 10 vintages behind us and vines that are maturing well, we are convinced that ”˜The County’ is one of the best homes in the work for Pinot Noir and cool climate Chardonnay. The reward for this challenging work is seeing the pleasure it brings to customers like you!

And why ”˜Long Dog’ you ask? I grew up with dachshunds, and James gave me a wire-haired dachshund puppy for my 30th birthday. Now, we’re both devoted to the breed, and the name of our vineyard always makes us smile.

Long Dog Vineyard  from Milford, ON

Long Dog Vineyard Milford, ON

In 1997 we had the opportunity to purchase a 300 acre farm, complete with a lovely mid-19th century home and out buildings. We’d already fallen in love with Prince Edward County over several visits, so jumped at the opportunity to have a ”˜week

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