2010 WHOLE CLUSTER PINOT NOIRWine Match Special Selection

100% Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley Vineyards

retail price: $20.00
club price: $16.00
formats: 750mL
released:Mar 8, 2011
date profiled:Mar 24, 2011
region:Willamette Valley
AVA:Willamette Valley
vineyards:Willamette Valley Vineyar ... Willamette Valley Vineyards, Jory, Nekia, Laurelwood
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:21.8°
oak type:Unoaked 
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
pinot noir 100%
Winemaker Forrest Klaffke Notes
The stylistic vision of this wine is to capture pure Pinot Noir fruit carbonically fermented with beautiful depth and structure. The methodology includes attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. The vineyards for this wine are chosen for the unique style they tend to produce. The fruit is gently conveyed into the top manway of stainless steel fermenters which have been sparged with CO2 gas. The whole clusters of fruit are sprayed with yeast, while gently dropping into the tank. The tanks are heated to 85 degrees F and sealed tightly to contain the carbonic atmosphere. The fluids liberated from the fermentation are pumped off periododically and is allowed to go about 21 days. Pressing takes place when the fruit character is ideal and tann ...more... in levels from the stems are not yet expressed. After pressing, fermentation is completed over a 7 - 10 day period in stainless steel tanks. PH is monitored closely as malolactic fermentation commences until the desired balance is achieved.
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