Torii Mor Dundee Hills Select Pinot Noir 2017
2017 Dundee Hills Select Pinot Noir
Following a very wet spring, the 2017 growing season started with a later bud break beginning mid-to-late April. Bloom started the third week of June with cooler temperatures and a little bit of
moisture. The summer season was hot and dry, producing high yields in the vineyards. This forced growers to drop fruit to a reasonable level to ensure prime quality.
La Colina (35%): Dijon 114 & Pommard
Olson Estate (35%): Pommard, Dijon 667, Massale Selection
Bella Vida (26%): Dijon 113, 114 & 667
Kolb (4%): Pommard
Soils of the Dundee Hills are volcanic, very deep and rich in iron. These Jory type soils drain well and hold plenty of water for the growing season.
Harvest Dates: October 1 – 10
Fermentation: 16 – 20 days in 1.5 ton fermentors
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels
13% new oak
17% 1-year old oak
70% neutral oak
This perfect representation of a Dundee Hills wine begins with rich aromas of dark cherry and dark chocolate. The flavors are sweet and deep with juicy cherries and blueberries, framed by
dark chocolate notes. All of this flavor, supported by the rich texture and weightless structure lead this elegant wine into a long finish with velvety tannins.