2015 Selection Pinot Noir

2015 Selection Pinot Noir

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Eola-Amity Hills
Acid
5.5 g/L
pH
3.5 %
Residual Sugar
<0.5 g/L
Alcohol %
13.6

2015 Selection Pinot Noir

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A selection of our favorite barrels of the vintage from three mature, own-rooted organic vineyards, the 2015 Selection Pinot Noir is an elegant homage to the windy slopes of the Eola-Amity Hills. Black cherry, anise and wormwood aromas lead into cassis and elderberry with a touch of sandalwood. Focused tannins are balanced with brilliant acidity.
Vineyard Notes
37% Temperance Hill, a certified Organic vineyard. Own rooted Wadenswil clone, planted in 1982 with an elevation of 700 feet. 33% JMD a certified Organic vineyard. Own rooted Pommard and Wadenswil clones, planted in 1988 with an elevation of 700 feet. 30% Cattrall, a certified Organic vineyard. Own rooted Wadenswil and Upright clones, planted in 1973 and 1979 with an elevation of 750 feet.
Production Notes
Echoing the touted 2014 vintage, conditions for the 2015 vintage were optimal throughout the growing season. The season began with warm weather in the winter that continued throughout spring and summer, resulting in bud break and bloom occurring about three weeks ahead of normal under exceptionally favorable conditions. A few light showers in late August and cooler weather in September oered a welcome break in a hot, sunny summer. As a result, the abundant crop of fruit showed balance in addition to ripeness and concentration. Harvest began in early September, making 2015 one of the earliest harvests on record. The fruit arrived in pristine condition, with virtually no sign of disease or bird damage.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton fermenters. Cold soak lengths of an average of seven days ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented for an average of twelve days, and hand punched two to three times daily. The wine was aged eighteen months in mixed French cooperage two to three years old before being blended, and bottled without fining or filtration.
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