Walter Hansel Winery

Hansel ‘Cuvee Alyce’ Russian River Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
California Russian River United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

There is a section of vineyard right in the middle of the North slope where the soils are very heavy adobe clay resulting in the vines struggling to produce a crop more than 1 ton to the acre. It is a field blend of clone 777 and 115. This minimal crop yield tends to produce wines that are big, rich, “over the top” flavors; perfect for “Alyce”.

Pinot Noir grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate

Throughout the 1980’s the entire family would harvest the half acre of grapes and my father and I would make the wine; filling two barrels, which equaled 50 cases of wine.

Wine Making

All pinot noir is stainless steel fermented after a 5-7 day cold soak with punchdowns 3 times daily. Whole clusters are employed in only a few tanks at 5%. Barrels are 60% new Francois Freres and the remainder 1 year old. The wine is aged in barrel for 12 months and settled in tank for 2 months.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with veal, pork, poultry dishes, and mushrooms.

• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Family-Owned
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14.01
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