Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020
2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
The grapes that comprise Torii Mor’s Willamette Valley Pinot Noir come from 8 vineyards:
Alloro, Hoy, Hawks View, La Colina, La Dolce Vita, Nysa, Olson, Varga
Harvested from September 26 to October 3, the Willamette Valley Pinot noir grapes were hand harvested at 20.6 to 23.8 Brix (most mid 22), sorted, fermented for 12 to 18 days, with 3 punch downs a day, aged for 10 months in mostly French oak with some neutral Hungarian oak; 8.32% new French oak, 32.55% second fill and 19.84% third fill, the balance neutral. Clonal mix: Pommard: 51.48%, Wadensvil: 8.63%, Dijon 115: 8.05%, Dijon 777: 11.97%, Dijon 667: 4.96%, Dijon 114: 7.26%, Dijon 113: 4.99%, the remaining 2.66% is made of field blends of mixed clones and 828.
The barrels were racked in June following Malo-Lactic fermentation and again in August when the blend was put together, then stored in tanks until bottling.
The 2020 Torii Mor’s Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, has rich aromas, sweet and complex, with ripe blueberries and blackberries, complex earth-oak notes and framed by perfumes of wild flowers and roses.
The flavors are forward, and rich, with good balance of acidity and sweetness, leading to rich and concentrated fresh blue-black fruits, from like blueberries and blackberries, enhanced by notes of cooking and oak spices and a touch of earth complexity. The mouthfeel is rich, complex and elegant. The finish is rich, long, and sweet, with the complexity of fruit, juicy tannins and savory earth notes.
This 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is ready to be enjoyed now, cheers.
Tasted March 11, 2022
Total Acidity: 0.525 gr/100 ml
Residual sugar: 0.2gr/ 100 ml