2017 Pinot Meunier
A vibrant purple color with a wildly perfumed and ethereal aroma that jumps out of the glass: purple and yellow flowers, dark berries, and a hint of savoriness in the background. The palate is satin-like with a smooth texture and subtle tannins, mouth watering acidity, and a mix of florals and crushed berries. This is the ulitmate spring & summertime red. Best enjoyed at cellar temp: 55-60*
Bottled February 2018 (50 cases)
Elevage: 100% whole cluster, carbonic maceration, 4 months in neutral French oak.
100% 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 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.