2017 Old Vine Pommard Pinot Noir

2017 Old Vine Pommard Pinot Noir

A gorgeous Burgundian style Pinot Noir with generous old-vine notes of red fruits, herbs, wild mushrooms, sandalwood and forest floor.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes of one clone type, Pommard, from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted between 1973-1974 in volcanic basalt-nekia soil. Brooks Estate Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.

Only 300 cases produced!

Rose Petal
Cherry
Mushroom
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What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Beautifully expressive with old world notes of mushroom, graphite, rose petal, cherry wood, umeboshi plum and Herbs de Provence finishing with refined tannins and a bright acidity, just begging to be enjoyed with food.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Seared Venison medallions, fried sage, sauteed chanterelle mushrooms, drizzled with a red currant demi-sauce.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Situated next to the winery in the heart of our Estate Vineyard, our Old Vine Pommard block delivers delicate, complex wines that truly showcase our home. Planted on their own rootstock 47 years ago these vines dig deep to give you hints of mushroom and forest floor layered with rich dark cherries and dried herbs. 2017 began warm but closer to harvest cooler weather systems pushed in allowing the grapes to hang longer and still retain that beautiful backbone of acidity. Delicious now but sure to reward a patient cellaring of 5-10 years and beyond.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

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.

Varietals

Pinot Noir

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2019-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-16
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.5
Ph
3.59
Acid
5.5 g/L
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