Vineyard: 100% Patton Valley Estate Vineyard, Gaston, OR
Harvest Dates: 9.12 - 9.20, 2018
Hand-picked, cold fermented, direct press. Fermented and aged in stainless steel and neutral oak.
We farm organically under LIVE guidelines which means our ecosystem thrives rather than fighting chemicals. As such, farming here is a lot of work. It is a hands-on approach that keeps us very busy but our vines very happy. In the winery we are hands-off, doing as little as possible to interfere with nature’s course. This approach gives our site, our fruit, and our wines the loudest voice in the room, rather than being quashed out by the processes by which they were made.
2018 gave us what we asked for. Long, warm days and cool, cool nights started in May and cruised though September. Our peaceful perch was spared any of Nature’s wrath, and the wines show all of the hallmarks of a very good vintage. A long, gentle press cycles gives this wine its signature dazzling color, and gentle handling throughout keeps the wine bright and electric.
Pommard, Dijon Clones 113, 114, 115, 777