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2016 VGR - Pinot Noir
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2016 VGR - Pinot Noir

The 2016 VGR "Very Good Red" Pinot Noir is a blend of two legendary Willamette Valley vineyards (Shea and Hyland) and one undiscovered biodynamically farmed vineyard called Stardance. Made with single vineyard 500L Tuscan clay amphorae fermentiations, the VGR is blended a few months before bottling. 

Multilayered and silky, the VGR blend is a symphony of tones including a fragrant high note from Stardance, a racy yet elegant middle note from Shea, and a fine-grained, volcanic jory soil base note from Hyland. 

225 cases produced. 

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SKU: 0016PN-VGR
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Fermentation
Whole berry fermentation in native yeasts in 500L clay amphorae
Bottling Date
February 28, 2018
Alcohol %
13.27
Wine Profile
Production Notes
We hand-snip the single whole berries off each tightly packed Pinot Noir cluster and ferment in 500L Tuscan clay amphorae. √Člevage in 20% new French oak for 16 months before bottling.
Winemaker Notes
Fermentation in clay amphorae softens the tannins without sacrificing structure. Whole berry fermentation imparts an elegance and lift in the mouthfeel. Produced by Alban Debeaulieu under the direction of Pierre Millemann.