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2016 Cuvee Constantin

2016 Cuvee Constantin
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SKU: 2016CCPN

Truly a snap shot of our red wine production in 2016.  This wine is comprised of almost equal parts of our two estate vineyards and shows off a whole cluster character - one element we love to incorporate in various wines for different reasons.  Both fruit forward and savory, this concentrated wine has elegant tannins, firm acidity, and a supple texture that frames the dark berry, plum, earth, and spice character.   

Bottled:  September 2017 (602 cases produced)

Alc %/ Vol:  14.5

pH: 3.80   

 TA: 5.3 g/L

Whole Cluster:  28%

Elevage:  12 months in French oak barrels, 23% new

 

46% La Belle Promenade Vineyard

AVA:  Chehalem Mountains  • Elevation: 700-820 Ft.  • Exposure: North East/South West

Soils:  Volcanic (Jory/ Nekia)  • Native Yeast Fermentation  • Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles

La Belle Promenade is comprised of 33 acres of volcanic soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt.  The vineyard was planted in 2014 to 26 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Chardonnay and 2 acres of Pinot Meunier. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard.

45% Flanerie Vineyard

AVA:  Ribbon Ridge  • Elevation: 200-300 Ft.  • Exposure: East • Soils:  Marine Sedimentary (Willakenzie Series)  • Native Yeast Fermentation • Farming Practices:  Dry farmed/ Organic Principles

The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003, sits facing due east on the southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA.  The terrain is comprised of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock. These dry farmed vines produce intense wines with dark fruit and unique meaty/ savory signature.      

9% X-Novo Vineyard

AVA:  Eola-Amity  • Elevation:  550 Ft. • Exposure:  East/ South East • Soils:  Volcanic/ decomposed basalt •  Clones: 10 clones of Pinot Noir, planted row by row, co-harvested

Native Yeast Fermentation  • Farming Practices: Sustainable

This is a beautiful site planted with a mix of clones, collected by the owner, Craig Williams, throughout his years working in California wine industry.  The finished wines from these deep Jory soils yield a vivid wine that explodes with juicy red fruit.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Alcohol %
14.5