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LAVINEA, 2015 LAVINEA Pinot Noir Tualatin

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"(raised in French oak barrels, 30% of them new) Light bright red. Sexy, energetic aromas of ripe red fruits, candied flowers and allspice, joined by slowly emerging hints of blood orange and licorice. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. In a fresh, exuberant style. The very long, gently tannic, lively finish echoes the blood orange note."
–Jan-18

LAVINEA, 2015 LAVINEA Pinot Noir Tualatin


LAVINEA, 2015 LAVINEA Pinot Noir Tualatin

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2015 LAVINEA Pinot Noir Tualatin
LAVINEA

100% Pinot Noir

VINEYARD Tualatin Estate Vineyard, established in 1973, is one of the oldest and most respected vineyard sites in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The name “Tualatin” originates from local indigenous people and means “gentle and easy flowing” referring to the local Tualatin River that meanders on its way to the confluence with the Willamette River. The site is located in the coastal rain shadows near Forest Grove, Oregon. The unique Laurelwood soil profile at Tualatin has contributed to the complex nature of the wines. The top twenty-four inches is a distinct layer of well-drained silt loam deposited from a volcanic eruption of Mt. Hood nearly 10,000 years ago. This feature allows any excess topsoil moisture to drain away from the vine’s feeding roots. The top layer is also riddled with deposits of unique, iron concretions called “pisolites” that are caused by the weathering of the minerals. Some say “pisolites” add more rose petal aromas to the wines produced from this soil. Below the topsoil layer is deep jory clay, which has a high water holding capacity to sustain the vine during drought conditions.

FARMING & VINIFICATION
Picking date: September 9th, 2015
Harvest Data: 24.2 brix, pH 3.45, TA 5.4 g/l
Cold Soaked: 6 days
Fermentation: Spontaneous native fermentation, punch downs or pump over twice per day
Pressed: September 25th
Barreled: September 30th with 30% New French Oak
Malolactic fermentation: Indigenous and 100% complete by January 8th, 2016
Bottling date: February 27st, 2017
Cases Produced: 279
Aging Potential: Over 5 years

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