BIG FIRE PINOT NOIR

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COLORS
pale, medium ruby
AROMAS
dark cherry – round and lush, tomato leaf, amaro, herbaceous, fennel
FLAVORS
cherry, black tea, amaro, greenhouse, forest floor
STRUCTURE
subtle tannins with medium weight.  Round palate with soft acid

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Roasted Chicken with Herbs de Provence
  • Salmon with Anchovy Garlic Butter
CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM CREPES
We destemmed this fruit into one-ton fermenters in Mid-October 2018. 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 I3 months later.It was racked from barrels back to barrels three times before bottling.
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 13.1%, TA: 5.3 g/L
pH: 3.72, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Pinot Noir

VINEYARDS:

22.3 % Daffodil Hill Vineyard (Eola-Amity AVA), 50.5% Courting Hill Vineyard (Willamette Valley AVA), 15.8% Tukwilla Vineyard (Dundee AVA), 9.8% Balanza Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA), 1.6% Riverside Vineyard (McMinnville AVA)

CASES PRODUCED:

6,950

SUSTAINABLY FARMED

We make wines that reflect the character of the land where they’re grown, using only naturally cultivated yeast and sustainable farming practices.

NO SUGAR ADDED

Our red wines are fermented to dryness and contain no added sugars.

VEGAN

100% Plant-Based. No animal products are used in making our wines.

LOW IN SULFITES

Sulfur is a natural by-product of grape fermentation. To maintain freshness and prevent harmful bacteria from occurring, we add minimal sulfur (100 parts per million) to the wine. By comparison, this is significantly less sulfur found on any dried fruit like raisins or apricots.

WITHOUT ADDITIVES

We let the grapes speak for themselves.
We never add any color, flavoring, alcohol or preservatives other than sulfur, to our wines.

GLUTEN FREE

No products containing gluten are used in making our wines.

2018 BIG FIRE PINOT NOIR

$20/bottle

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2018 BIG FIRE VINEYARD INFORMATION

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills, McMinnville
COMPOSITION
100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARDS
22.3 % Daffodil Hill Vineyard (Eola-Amity AVA), 50.5% Courting Hill Vineyard (Willamette Valley AVA), 15.8% Tukwilla Vineyard (Dundee AVA), 9.8% Balanza Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA), 1.6% Riverside Vineyard (McMinnville AVA)
ELEVATION
Varies
SOIL
Varies
CLIMATE
Varies