The first of two Pinot Noirs I tasted was the 2016 Ritual Pinot Noir, a red full of character. It had a mineral palate with very tasty flavors, sour cherries and spices, and varietal character. The oak was nicely integrated oak, and the wine was fresh, with fine tannins. 96,000 bottles were filled in June 2017.
Veramonte is part of González Byass and produces some 2,160,000 bottles.