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Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir, 2016

Product Code:31260
Type:Red Wine


Available QTY: 3

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Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir, Amherst, Virginia, 2016

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Rich with ripe red fruits, hints of cranberry, and full tannins with a lovely earthiness. Drinking beautifully now, lush with a silky roundness. We anticipate this vintage will be delicious through 2028 and more. Aged in 30% new French oak, the remaining in neutral French oak for 10 months. Alcohol 13%. 250 cases were produced.

Perfect Pairings: Epoisses, Triple Creme w/Red Berry Confit, Seared Salmon, Roast Chicken & Beef Bourguignon

About Ankida Ridge - An Unexpected Journey

A vineyard that found its owners, all beginning with a dream.
The dream came in an early April morning of 1999, the image of this land, which we would walk onto two weeks later, a parcel of mountainous terrain that was instantly familiar. With no hesitation and not even a thought of ever planting a vineyard, we signed the contract on the spot and soon found ourselves immersed in this mountain where stars filled the skies and fireflies filled the air; fireflies that floated from the grasses, flitted among the trees and seemingly lifted to the stars. One magical place where everything was connected, the epitome of an ancient Sumerian word, “Ankida,” where heaven and earth join.

The vineyard came by accident many years later when our excavator decided to clear an extra little spot in addition to where we wanted to build the house, high up on the mountain ridge. In 2008, that spot became our future. The tiny vineyard, soon planted with pinot noir and chardonnay, had found us. And oh, how we have since loved this unexpected journey.

Soon our son, Nathan, would join us as winemaker and we would work together to grow the finest pinot noir and chardonnay grapes this cool, rocky, high elevation site could give us. Our farm animals joined the staff, all given a job to do. They worked with purpose, seemingly happy to be joining us in this terroir of a dream.

Christine & Dennis Vrooman

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