Anne Amie Pinot Noir Winemaker’s Selection
$308.97 / case(12)
The ultimate food wine this pinot noir is a brilliant match for any fare. From traditional northwest cuisine such as cedar-planked salmon or wild mushroom soup to smoked or grilled meats – even just a great burger and truffle fries! Vinification grapes were hand-picked and brought directly to the winery in 1/2 ton totes in perfect condition. They were meticulously hand sorted on a shaker table then destemmed into 2- ton open top stainless steel fermenters. The must was cold-soaked for seven to ten days which was followed by fermentation that was completed in about a week. This is followed by an extended maceration where the wine is evaluated daily for softening of tannins and roundness of palate. The wine was on the skins for a total of 21-28 days. After draining the fermenters by gravity the free-run and light pressings were combined and settled for 48 hours. The wine was then racked by gravity into a mixture of new and used french oak barrels. The wine was aged on lees in french oak barrels for 10 months and then blended and bottled. Once bottled this wine was aged for 6 months before release. Vintage description the 2015 vintage was fast and furious early and unrelenting. We knew we were in for an early harvest from the early bud break in march. The hot summer shaved a few more days off of the average rate of development for pinot noir in the willamette valley. Our first fruit was brought in on august 28th off of the twelve oaks estate marking the earliest harvest in anne amie vineyards’ history. After picking for our sparkling wine we waited two weeks for the next pick. On september 10th we began harvesting blocks of pinot noir at both the anne amie estate vineyard and twelve oaks estate. We have never had such a fruitful harvest and fortunately the growing conditions provided for clean fruit and we did not have to worry about pests or birds. Harvest truly began in earnest on september 19th a full 108 days after bloom and it didn’t stop until our final pick on october 9th with the last of the muller-thurgau coming off the vine. Cluster size was in the very large and the grapes were full of bold flavors. This is a vintage of large yields and exceptional quality. Aroma dark cherry sweet tobacco dusty road orange peel maple candy cardamom black tea kirsch flavor sweet dark cherries and berries forest floor anise dark chocolate nibs chai hint of black pepper finish long with rich smooth tannins and acidity suggested food pairings roast game hen pork rillettes oven roasted vegetables peking duck lamb sliders venison chanterelle risotto pozole – anne amie
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