2016 La Belle Promenade Pinot Noir
A perfumed and pretty nose sporting lavender, floral and spice contrasted by blue and black berry character shows off the signature of the La Belle Promenade vineyard. The dense but buoyant palate isn't shy with dark berry flavors, spice, and whole cluster signature shinning through. Round and weighty, this wine is supported with integrated acidity and tightly wound, finely textured tannins.
Bottled: September 2017 (487 cases produced)
Alc %/ Vol: 14.3
TA: 5.2 g/L
Whole Cluster: 22%
Elevage: 12 months in French oak barrels, 38% new
100% La Belle Promenade Vineyard
AVA: Chehalem Mountains • Elevation: 700-820 Ft. • Exposure: North East/ South West
Soils: Volcanic (Jory/ Nekia) • Clones: Mixed Pinot Noir • Native Yeast Fermentation
Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles
La Belle Promenade is 33 acres of mainly Jory and some Nekia soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. The vineyard was planted in 2014 to 26 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Chardonnay and 2 acres of Pinot Meunier. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie.