US-AVR-01-17

Pinot Noir, ‘Willamette Valley’, AVERAEN

In 2015 a mild winter led to early bud break, and early flowering. Weather was perfect around bloom, giving way to excellent fruit set. The hot, dry summer brought accelerated ripening. Warm/early sites came off the vine first week of September, breaking records for red wine harvest timing. Warm, windy and wet in the middle of September bought a bonus couple of weeks in cooler, high-elevation sites, yielding more complex, mature flavors in later picks.

WINEMAKER: Adam Smith

VINEYARDS: Meredith Mitchell, Deux Vert, Eola Springs, Holmes Gap, Chehalem Mountain, Valin, Sisu

HARVEST: September 9th -October 2nd

FERMENTATION: Temperature controlled stainless steel and neutral foudre

AGING: 10 months  (Rousseau, Taransaud, François Freres and Remond barrels (228L))

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Willamette
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red