Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills
The fruit comes from Zenith Vineyard (LIVE-certified sustainable), which is centrally located in the Eola-Amity Hills on marine sedimentary soils at just over 200’ elevation. The gentle south-facing slope receives plenty of sun, although the cooling Van Duzer winds can drop temperatures dramatically.
20% whole cluster fermentation in open topped bins, with no additions other than moderate SO2 at bottling. Low-impact pumpovers and cool fermentation temperatures ensured gentle extraction.
13 months in neutral French oak, racked once, bottled unfined and unfiltered.