Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Appellation: McMinnville AVA
Yield: 2.2 tons per acre average
Clone: Pommard and 777
Nekia and Yamhill series
Biodynamic and sustainable farming
6 barrels - 150 cases of 750 ml
Harvest date: October 5th of 2007 for the Pommard
and October 14th of 2007 for 777
Harvest Brix: 21.8 (Pommard) 21.3 (777) average
Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed but not crushed. Fermented in one Rousseau 2 ton French oak open top fermenter. Cap manually punched down twice a day during fermentation. Minimal cold soak and 12 days total average cuvaison. Aged an average of 18 months in French oak barrels: 40 % new oak from Tonnellerie Rousseau. Bottled unfined on February of, 2009. Bottle aged 5 months. Released in July 2009.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTSRemarkably ripe and fleshy for the cool 2007 vintage in Oregon, our Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir combines macerated cherry flavors with complex notes of dried roses, gingerbread, toffee, and hints of clean loamy earth. The nicely rich palate and slightly firm tannins provide attractive intensity now and promise excellent future pleasure as well. It will match wonderfully with pork and richer preparations of chicken and salmon.