2019 Hahn Monterey County Pinot Noir
The grapes for this wine are grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation in Monterey County, which lies on a gravelly alluvial plain below the Santa Lucia Mountains. Cool breezes from Monterey Bay allow gradual ripening and development of vibrant flavors. The rocky soils provide excellent drainage, increase the intensity and promote a balanced ripeness and acidity.
The Hahn Pinot Noir has sultry notes of ripe pinot noir fruit laced with smoky oak tones are characteristic of this California wine. The wine has soft notes of vanilla and berries. In the aftertaste you will experience cherries and plums. The wine contains fresh acids that provide a perfect balance with the velvety tannins.
Delicious with baked salmon on a bed of spinach or lamb chops with honey-mustard sauce. Also delicious with duck breast.
Hahn winery is located in Monterey County, one of the 58 counties in California. The area is breathtakingly beautiful and has an ideal climate and excellent conditions for growing wine. Hahn winery cultivates, in a sustainable manner, approximately 650 hectares of vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, as well as another 461 hectares in nearby Arroyo Seco AVA. The vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands consist of 4 farmlands located on a high, hilly area, overlooking the Salinas valley. The precisely planted vines are guaranteed abundant morning sun. The Pinot Noirs of this winery owe their intensity and complexity to the beautiful soil structure and good drainage. The wind is also an important factor. As the Salinas Valley warms up during the day, the air rises and is replaced by the cool air from the lower and cooler Monterey Bay, creating a wind tunnel, as it were.
As early as 1790, Spanish missionaries discovered the rare soils and favorable climate of the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey and planted vines there. Some 200 years later, when founder Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn and his wife Gaby bought estates in the Highlands, cattle, sheep and horses roamed the hills. Vineyards were only a secondary concern.
After discovering that the land he had bought was ideal for viticulture, Nicky acted quickly, releasing the first Hahn wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) in 1980. After hard work, Nicky's dream of designating SLH as an official American wine-growing region came true in 1991.
Currently, Hahn Family Wines is managed by Philip, the son of Nicky and Gaby. Santa Lucia Highlands is famous worldwide for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are made there.
The wines from winery Hahn are all real quality wines made from the finest, hand-picked fruit.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|