2017 Les Pinots noir & gris - Lichen Estate

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2017 Les Pinots noir & gris

Harvest Dates

September 5th, 6th, and 22nd, 2017


Brix at Harvest: 19% and 23.5%

Alcohol: 11%

pH: 3.25

Total Acidity: TA 6.9

Residual Sugar: 7 g/L

Bottles Crafted



March 2018


Lichen Estate’s 2016 Les Pinot Noir & Gris, perhaps our most inventive wine, displays the savory nuance of previous vintages. With 80% of the blend built from press fractions of fruit picked for sparkling wine, it clocks in at a low 11% alcohol with lavish native acidity. This vintage we added a touch of riper white (i.e. whole cluster pressed) Pinot Noir aged in neutral larger oak puncheons for 16 months, bringing a breadth not seen in previous vintages. 

Tasting Notes

Classic lychee and stone fruits do a jig with grapefruit on the mid-palate, the fruit characters accented by a touch of sweetness. Yet its dry finish threatens to cross the line from mouthwatering to out-and-out drooling. Apologies in advance for any embarrassing moments when savoring this one among friends.