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2019 pinot noir - VDK

La Pitchoune

2019 pinot noir - VDK

Sonoma Mountain


The VDK represents the pinnacle of our extended-barrel aged Pinot Noir. Sourced from the very best batch of our van der Kamp vineyard, this wine spends more than 24 months in the finest Burgundian oak barrels. Like all La Pitchoune wines, we pride ourselves with creating exceptional balance between the grapes, the soil, the vineyard location, and the barrels. The VDK turns it up to 11. This wine is for those who truly understand the concept of old-world balanced wines that will only get better with even more bottle-aging.

This is the brother to our van der Kamp Vineyard bottling and represents the confluence of our experimental nature and passion for tradition. The wine in these two bottles comes from the same source, but each has taken a different path and not surprising, each has developed its own individual character.

The finished wine from van der Kamp vineyard was racked to tank as a whole; what followed was an experiment to determine the difference between bottle aging vs. barrel aging.  We only made 6 total barrels of this wine - after 4 barrels were bottled, (which is the van der Kamp wine) the remaining wine was then gravity fed back to barrels for another 12 months (for a total of 24 months of barrel aging) and is bottled under the VDK designation. Given the stark difference in storage vessels, the wines have developed into a contrast of flavors and textures we could not be more excited to share.

It is our recommendation to open this wine along side our Van der Kamp Vineyard bottling to experience the difference in aging technique for yourself.