Brittan Vineyard

2018 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate

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2018 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate
2018 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate

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: Our new Estate Pinot noir allows us the opportunity to create a wine that is indicative of the whole vineyard, blending diverse elements from across the hillside. Aromas of Montmorency cherry, savory dried herbs and baking spices give way to pomegranate, marionberry and pie cherries on the palate. The wine flows seamlessly across the palate with silky tannins framed by fresh acidity and minerality.

Production Notes: The fruit for the 2017 vintage was picked in late September and early October, and allowed to cold soak for five days before fermentation began. The wine was aged in French oak, 15% new, for 12 months.

Production: 517 cases

VarietalPinot noir
AppellationMcMinnville
Alcohol13.70%
Volume750 ml
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