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Illahe Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

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Illahe Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

$72.00

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A wine made entirely by hand, with no electricity or modern mechanization

Medium Body Almost desert dry Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero) Steel Only Willamette Valley Biodynamic Low Carbon Footprint Natural Organic Medium- Tannin Blueberries, Violet Strawberry Mineraly- Earthy Medium+ Acidity Red

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Illahe Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

The wine made entirely by hand, with no electricity or modern mechanization. (Read on to find out how it’s done).

Illahe Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has aromas of blueberry, strawberry that broadens along the palate to include tobacco, earth and a pinch of spice. The acid supports a complete yet no overwhelming tannin. The wine retains its velvet mouthfeel and finishes with more fruit, a pinch of baking spice and silky tannins like a warm hug.

 

At Illahe, minimal intervention and historical winemaking techniques characterise the winemaking process. Harvest is done by hand and the grapes are delivered to the winery by horses in very short totes of five-gallon buckets. They guard against juicing, degradation of grape clusters and exposure to harmful yeast before processing. The grapes are loaded onto the sorting table where any unripe or damaged clusters are removed by hand. Grapes are then either destemmed (whole berry) or kept whole cluster before entering the fermenters. The grapes are cold-soaked for two to six days before undergoing fermentation by natural yeast. Illahe uses over 40 fermentation vessels to increase complexity and retain cool ferments. The cap (the skins and pulp floating on the surface) is punched down by tool or on occasion by (a very clean) foot. The red wines ferment naturally.

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Wine Body

Medium Body

Dryness

Almost desert dry

Grape Type

Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)

Maturation

Steel Only

Region

Willamette Valley

Sustainability

Biodynamic, Low Carbon Footprint, Natural, Organic

Tannin

Medium- Tannin

Taste Note

Blueberries, Violet, Strawberry, Mineraly- Earthy

Wine Acidity

Medium+ Acidity

Wine Type

Red

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