Brittan Vineyard

2017 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Cygnus Block

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2017 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Cygnus Block
2017 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Cygnus Block

Vintage Notes: Akin to the prior three vintages, 2017 provided a consistently warm growing season for the vines at our estate vineyard, resulting in generous (for us) average yields approaching two tons per acre. Springtime flowering and fruit set, while delayed by a cool and wet winter, were even across the blocks and dry conditions at harvest meant little to no pressure from disease. The resulting wines are full bodied yet retain the mineral notes and taut core of acidity that have become the hallmarks of Brittan Vineyards.

Tasting Notes: The trademark red fruits of Cygnus Block Pinot noir are in good supply this vintage, including the bright sweetness of red currants, Amarena cherries, red plum and a hint of raspberry alongside more savory notes like black tea, bergamot, licorice, and baking spices. The wine wraps-up with bright acidity, lingering juiciness, and a long, elegant finish.

Production Notes: The fruit for the 2017 vintage was picked in early October. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak, 28% new.

Production: 260 cases

VarietalPinot noir
VineyardBrittan Estate Vineyard
DesignationCygnus Block
Aging12 months in French oak, 28% new
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date12/12/2018
Cases Produced260
Country of OriginUNITED STATES
State of OriginOregon
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