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2018 Collection Williamette AVA Oregon Pinot Noir

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$419.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Roast pork, char-grilled vegetables and mushrooms, charcuterie platter, vegetable pizza, salmon, turkey.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Our first Willamette Valley AVA Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Willamette Valley AVA is Oregon’s premier Pinot Noir region.
 

LIMITED CELLAR DOOR FIRST TIME RELEASE

We only have limited allocation of this first-time release. This wine is perfect to celebrate any special occasion, a fantastic gift for the Pinotphile in your life!

A PASSION FOR PINOT NOIR

“Our passion for Pinot Noir inevitably led us to Willamette. We are blown away with the quality of our first vintage.” Peter Dillon

 

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A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Our passion for Pinot Noir inevitably led us to Willamette. We are blown away with the quality of our first vintage.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | 2028

TASTING NOTES

This is a plush, fruity expression of plum and dark berries mingled with notes of savoury, dry spices. Handpicked, hand plunged and matured in Burgundian oak barrels, this medium weight Pinot Noir is generous, with confident mouthcoating tannin, and a long finish.

SEASON

It was another in a string of good vintages in Willamette. Spring and summer were warm and very dry. There were nervous days when bushfires ignited in parts of the Pacific North West, but Willamette was spared the worst and avoided smoke issues too. A welcome rain event at the end of summer revived vines and spirits and the cool autumn that followed was an ideal end to the season, allowing steady, slow final ripening. An unusually high amount of sunshine helped build color and complexity and keep vine diseases at bay. Our Pinot harvest was conducted in perfect cool, dry conditions in mid-late September.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked then chilled and destemmed before sorting. The must was fermented in small open fermenters and plunged by hand. The new wine was gravity-fed to barrels in the subterranean cellar, where the wine matured for 11 months in a mix of old and new barrels from a selection of Burgundian coopers.

 
THE REGION

THE REGION

Willamette Valley AVA 

Willamette Valley AVA is Oregon’s premier Pinot Noir region. Willamette’s world-famous soils of rich red Jory and decomposed basalt create distinctive wines that are earthy and have bright fruit flavour. 

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Collection

SPECIAL OCCASIONS • GIFTING

The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.

The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Oak Leaf

The Oregon white oak, Quercus garryana, is indigenous to the Willamette Valley. With specimens up to 35m tall and 500 years old, oak woodlands and meadows support a rich ecosystem of native plants and animals.

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