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2013  Whole Cluster Cuvée Pinot Noir

2013 Whole Cluster Cuvée Pinot Noir

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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
Ten to fifteen years
Fermented in stainless steel open top fermentors.
Bottling Date
August 2014
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2013 Whole Cluster Cuvée Pinot Noir presents an aromatic melting pot of framboise and crystallized raspberry fruits swirled around notes of cinnamon stick and powdered mineral. The plush, juicy palate opens with cardamom and red currants that are supported by fine-grained tannins on the mid-palate, leading into impressions of white pepper, rose petal and potpourri that last throughout the enduring, elegant finish.
Our new Whole Cluster Cuvée is a blend of estate Pinot Noir utilizing the Old World technique of conducting primary fermentation while grapes are still attached to their stems. This technique offers a unique aroma profile and texture derived from the inclusion of woody stem material into the fermentations and is thought to result in wines of great depth, personality and lasting character.
Fruit for the 2013 vintage was hand picked between September 27th through October 19th. The fruit was hand sorted and soaked cold for five to ten days, after which native yeast fermentation was allowed to proceed under temperature-controlled conditions with 80% whole cluster contribution in stainless steel open top fermentors. During primary fermentation, tanks were punched down up to two times per day. After limited post-fermentation maceration, the wine was sent via gravity to 40% new French oak barrels and aged for 10 months. It was then transferred to older barrels for 4 additional months of aging.

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