BIG FIRE PINOT NOIR

COLORS
pale, medium ruby
AROMAS
red cherry, strawberry candy, orange pekoe, balsam fir/forest floor, dried flowers, and cinnamon
FLAVORS
strawberry pie coming out of the oven, black tea, floral, fennel, with a touch of white pepper
STRUCTURE
subtle tannins with medium weight.  Round palate with soft acid

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Roasted Chicken with Herbs de Provence
  • Grilled Lamb Burgers
  • Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnuts
CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM CREPES
We destemmed this fruit into one-ton fermenters in Mid-October 2017. We then inoculated with our proprietary concoction of cultivated yeast and fermented the wine to approximately 5 brix. Then it was delestaged (a kind of rack and return that softens tannins) and eventually pressed to tank 7 days later. We let this settle for 4 days, inoculated for malolactic fermentation and then racked the wine into 5-year-old neutral French oak barrels. We made the final vineyard blend II months later.
It was racked from barrels back to barrels three times before bottling.
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 13.5%, TA: 5.5 g/L
pH: 3.59, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Pinot Noir

VINEYARDS:
67 % Courting Hill Vineyard (Willamette Vallry AVA), 13% Tukwilla Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA), 17% PAV Vineyard (McMinnville AVA), 3% Riverside Vineyard (McMinnville AVA)
CASES PRODUCED:

8000

2017 BIG FIRE PINOT NOIR

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2017 BIG FIRE VINEYARD INFORMATION

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills, McMinnville
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARDS
67 % Courting Hill Vineyard (Willamette Vallry AVA), 13% Tukwilla Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA), 17% PAV Vineyard (McMinnville AVA), 3% Riverside Vineyard (McMinnville AVA)
ELEVATION
Varies
SOIL
Varies
CLIMATE
Varies