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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2018 Pisoni Vineyard,

Mountain fruit of a singular nature

Facts of Note

CONCRETE

64% concrete fermentation

HISTORY

Part of the Pisoni Vineyard was planted in 1982

WHOLE CLUSTER

24% whole cluster

Widely recognized as one of California’s greatest vineyards, Pisoni helped to make the Pinot Noirs from the Santa Lucia Highlands among the most coveted in the state. Reaching elevations of 1,300 feet, and featuring granite and sandstone soils, as well as a southeastern exposure, the site always yields a dramatic wine, with incredible color and concentration. The 45 planted acres here are divided into small blocks that follow the contours of the mountains. The lean, decomposed granite soils are well-drained, stressing the vines and forcing their roots deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients.

While the 2018 vintage is undeniably rich and robust, it carries its power with flowing grace and energy as it reveals layers of blood orange, Damson plum, kiwi, and chaparral. Beautifully structured, and with an uncommonly long and poetic finish, it is a benchmark wine from a legendary vineyard.

2018 Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Pisoni Vineyard
Clones
Pisoni
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Uni-lateral cordon
Soil
Glacial Alluvial

Technical
Details

Fermentation
64% concrete / 36% wood / 24% whole cluster
Oak
48% new French oak for 16 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.68
TA
5.4 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Poetic aromas of blood orange, plum, and kiwi with power and poise.

Mouth: Strong, with a complex structure that floods the palate. Focused, dark fruit with eloquent energy.