Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016


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The Place AVA: Eola-Amity Hills

Vineyard: Le Puits Sec

Vine Age: 30 years

Density: 2300 vines per acre

Soil: Nekia & Jory

Elevation: 311 -423’

Exposure: East-southeast

Harvested: September 7th & 9th, 2016

Farming: Dry-farmed using organic practices

Certification: Organic (Oregon Tilth)

The Method

Yeast: Proprietary “Jayer”

Extraction: Twice-daily pumpover for three days followed by twice-daily punchdown Cuvaison: 21 days Elevage: 18 months Oak Regimen: French barrels, 15% new

Winemaker Notes: 2016 was another in a string of growing seasons with very warm summers. Fortunately, at the end we had a bit of a cool down which helped preserve acidity and structure. However that cool spell did not last long which forced us to pick almost all of our fruit in a single week since most vineyards seemed to ripen almost simultaneously. The resulting wines are significantly more forward than the 2015’s and show very nice structure and ageability, with a core of ripe, plump fruit. A fantastic example of the 2016 vintage. Raspberry, dark cherry, framboise and bright cherry with a plump, mouth-filling texture and a well-structured finish. Stock up and experience the evolution of this wine over the next decade. - Erin Nuccio