Pinot Noir 2016 - Library Wine

Pinot Noir 2016 - Library Wine

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Library WineCellaring wine is complex and costly (investment), with perfect storage conditions required. We invested in an extensive wine library where our finest wines age in perfect conditions for many years. The reward is huge, the ethereal fragrance and multi-layered complexity of a great Pinot at its peak with all the delicate aromas typical of a Grand Cru, is priceless.

Vintage 2016+

A warm spring made for perfect flowering and fruit set. A beautiful dry summer and autumn matched by cooler night-time temperatures made for an ideal long growing season allowing the flavours in the fruit to excel. We handpicked a tiny yield of less than 700g/vine of lucious, physiological ripe grapes from our 20 years old vines for a vibrant alluring Pinot.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

On release the wine was described as: Hand-picking only perfectly healthy grapes allowed a prolonged cold soak for a slow, soft extraction of colour and flavours from the grape skins. The must then went naturally through a wild fermentation for a true expression of the grape variety and its terroir, as it is not influenced by added yeast. In total, the must was left 24 days on the skins before being pressed and transferred into French Allier barriques (40% new) for the natural malolactic fermentation. The young wine was matured for a long 20 months in the same barrels making it a contender for a long life. Unfined & unfiltered to retain the great flavours. Vegan. Natural sediments may show.

Tasting Notes+

Juicy red-cherries and raspberries for a gorgeous sweet palate entry. Vibrant savoury notes of dried herbs, earthiness and a hint of chocolate. Show-stopping in its effortless intensity and infinite purity. This wine is persistent and balanced, keeping the tannin and acidity interlinked right the way through to the last sip with an excellent freshness. A powerful and rich portrayal of Burgundy’s greatest varietal with Hans’ signature silky texture. A complex, masculine style of Pinot Noir which makes this a very special wine and one to keep for the ages. Tasted Sept 2020.

Technical Data+


100% Pinot Noir


Pommard clones UDC5; Dijon clones 114, 115, 667, 777; Swiss clone 10/5

Rootstock 3309 / SO4 / Riparia Gloire
Vine Planted 1996
Soil Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.
Planting Density 5,550 vines/ha
Yield 2.5t/ha



Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

10+ years


Food Matching Suggestions+

Our dry and elegant wines are famous for being the Sommeliers choice due to their ability to easily match many different dishes. The versatile Pinot is great with poultry, pasta dishes and casseroles to name a few.