Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Blanc Dundee Hills
When Alsatian clones of Pinot blanc became available in Oregon, a small test plot was planted in Eyrie’s Sisters Vineyard. The block was doubled in the late 1990s. In addition we now purchase fruit from old family friends who own the neighboring Tukwilla Vineyard. The crop is picked by hand, destemmed, pressed, and run to small stainless steel tanks to ferment and age. We take a slow approach; our Pinot blanc ages 3-4 times longer than most commercial versions before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Rich, full tropical fruit with lightly creamy mouth feel. A hint of nuttiness plays on the palate with a clean, naturalistic finish.
Planted in 1965, these vines are the oldest examples of this variety in the country. Jason Lett showcases this special fruit by making a natural wine with no sulfites added and no cold stabilization. The crisp apple flavors are forward, the color a light gold, the balance spot on and the finish polished. Drink now through 2020. --WE
- Product Name: Pinot Blanc Dundee Hills 12/750
- Producer: The Eyrie Vineyards
- Country Region Appellation:
- Willamette Valley
- Dundee Hills
- Varietal: Pinot Blanc
- Agricultural Standards: Organic , Sustainable
- ALC %: 12.5