Norman Hardie County Pinot Noir Unfiltered 2017


The long, sunny, warm fall of 2017 is expressed by sweet, red berry aroma and enhanced by elegantly balanced extended oak influence. The palate is ripe and loaded with flavours of red cherry, strawberry and classic beetroot with a long, lingering finish. Fresh and lively now, this wine will taste it’s best with 5-6 years in the cellar towards 2025.

92 points, John Szabo, MS, A typically light and delicate, silky, beautifully transparent County pinot here from Hardie, from a vintage that is proving to be far better than first expected, after a challenging season. But tough vintages highlight both the top vineyards and the most competent winemakers, evident in this
detailed and finely crafted example. I love the light cranberry and red cherry fruit, pure and refined, the light cinnamon/old oak influence, and the sapid acids and fine length. Delicate and refined all around, enjoyable now, but ultra-stable – two weeks in an opened bottle have barely affected the wine, so cellaring into the mid-late twenties should be rick-free. Tasted August 2019.

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Winery Profile:
The sites Norman Hardie’ve chosen have enormous potential to look after and care for the land and vines to see that these sights realize their potential. The team spend an inordinate amount of money and time on vineyards to ensure perfect fruit. The vineyard crew are fastidious, understand and embrace the concept that great wine can only be made in the vineyard. Once the fruit is ripe, hand pick and hand sort every cluster. This is to ensure only perfect fruit make it into the fermentations.

Region: Ontario, Canada
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Volume: 750ml