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2020 Flanieren Pinot Noir

2020 Flanieren Pinot Noir
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In 2020 we made the decision to forgo Pinot Noir production due to wildfires, leaving us with some holes in our portfolio. This “opportunity” gave us some freedom to get creative. We harnessed our flâneuring spirit and looked outside of our region to explore other beautiful examples of Pinot Noir in hopes that our curiosity would uncover something significant. Indeed it did. In fact, it brought us to explore a new terroir. We've released two club exclusive Pinot Noirs from the 2020 vintage that were made possible by our friend and second generation Winemaker, Fritz Becker of the iconic Weingut Friedrich Becker in the Pfalz region of Germany. Learn More >

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pronounced aromas of pine tree, rose petal, currant and boysenberry meld into a gorgeous bouquet. Flavors are abundant with lifting notes of cranberry, raspberry, rose and forest floor. The cool-climate of the Pfalz is truly evident on the palate. This wine is not shy of texture with brisk acidity and firm tannins that awaken the palate and linger. Flanieren’s taut texture will soften and integrate with age if patient enough not to explore this foreign gem just yet.
92 Points, James Suckling: "This has a vivid, red-fruited character with some savory notes, hints of dried orange peel and a flinty minerality to it. Medium-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins and a refreshing berry-soaked mid-palate. Crunchy and lively with juicy acidity cutting through. Drink now, or hold." Nov 2023
Production Notes
Flâneur sent Becker verticals of La Belle Promenade Pinot Noir and Flânerie Pinot Noir for Fritz to familiarize himself with Grant’s Winemaking style and our estate terroir. Next, Becker sent Flâneur numerous samples of barrel composites as options for assembling the final blends that would turn out to be the Flânieren and Spazieren Pinot Noirs. Flâneur’s Winemaking team, Grant and Anthony, as well as Owner, Marty, sat down for a long blending session to craft the wines. The final blends were then communicated to Becker to assemble back in Germany. Becker assembled the wine and on April 20th, bottled just over 236 cases of the Flânieren Pinot Noir and 270 cases of the Spazieren Pinot Noir.