The fruit was all hand sorted, 25% whole cluster on 4 lots equating to 18% in the final blend, 7-day cold soak, a combination of natural (wild) fermentation and Burgundian yeast isolates, only free-run wine used, 10 month maturation on full lees, bottled un-fined and unfiltered.
This wine was matured for 10 months in 45% new French oak barriques from Tonnellerie François Frères and Tonnellerie Ermitage.
"Barden Pinot Noir is formed so as to touch the heart, mind, body and soul. It’s wrapped in a cloak of mystery, lightly adorned, and respected. Ours is a swirling worldly vision, moody but aware. We dared and entered this world with trepidation. Pinot Noir is fiend-ishly complex; we realize we are on the road to madness."