2016 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir
It’s a young dark fruited yet light wine expressing extreme vibrance and delicacy. Will develop more volcanic complexity with age.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Temperance Hill vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1981 in volcanic basalt-jory, nekia, and ritner soil. Temperance Hill vineyard is farmed organically.
This pinot noir contains 3 different clone types coming from the Temperance Hill vineyard: 40% 777, 31% Pommard, 29% Wadenswil.
Only 250 cases produced!
Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.
- Pinot Noir
- Eola -Amity Hills
- Temperance Hill Vineyard
- Case production
- 18 Months
- 18 Months in French Oak Barrels
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.6 g/L