Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2006

VINEYARD
Appellation: Dundee Hills
Yield: 1.9 tons per acre average
Volcanic red clay and loam
Sustainably farmed
Clones: 115 and 777

HARVEST
Harvest date: Sept. 28th, 2006
Harvest Brix: 25.6

WINEMAKING
Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed but not crushed ● Fermented in one Rousseau 2ton French oak
open top fermenter and T-Bins Cap manually punched down twice a day during fermentation ● Minimal cold soak and 12 days total average cuvaison ● Aged an average of 11 months in French oak barrels: 40 % new oak from Tonnellerie Rousseau ● Bottled unfined and unfiltered on August 20th, 2007 ● Bottle aged 6 months. Released in February 2008
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTS
This vibrant wine comes from 115 and 777 clone vines in the sustainably farmed Stoller Vineyard located in the Dundee Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley. The volcanic red clay and loam soil of this specific site is very appropriate for Pinot Noir. The restrained Burgundy winemaking techniques used for this younger vine Pinot Noir enhance the richness and complexity of what is inherently an elegant and pretty wine. The gentle winemaking also preserves the wine’s bright red fruit characters that range from cherry to pomegranate to cranberry--combined with a subtle earthiness and silky texture. The 2006 Verve Dundee Hill will match wonderfully with lighter meat such as chicken or duck, and fish such as salmon.
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PRODUCTION
110 cases of 750 ml «
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