2008 Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir
$35.00 per bottle
13% Alc. by volume
500 cases produced
The 2008 vintage was very special in Oregon, highlighted by extra hang time with warm, dry days and cool autumn nights. We harvested some of our last blocks on Halloween.
The fruit was ripe and full of complex flavors, but the brix were not over the top. The sugar levels and acidity were kept in check by the cool evenings.
Montebruno 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has rich aromas with earthy notes, violets and ripe plum. It’s meaty and savory on the palette, with dark fruit, huckleberries and minerals.
The Willamette Valley has an amazingly diverse Pinot Noir culture. We are very proud that our wines are born here. Through conscious farming, low yields and carefully not over-handling the fruit in the winery, we make wines that have been described as being very “Oregon,” but at the same time very “Old World.”
2008 is a vintage that is easy to love in its youth, but also has the structure for cellaring 10-15 years.
- Sustainable farming certified by “LIVE” and “SALMON SAFE”
- Deer Haven Vineyard, 2 acres, Dijon 115
- Irish Bend Vineyard, 2 acres, own rooted Pommard.
- Rainbows End Vineyard, 12 acres, Pommard and Wadensville
- Yields are 1-2 tons per acre
- Nekia and Bellpine combined with ancient marine sediments and volcanic basalt
- Slow, cool fermentations carried out by indigenous yeast in small, open topped vats. The free- run juice is transferred to French oak barrels where the wine develops for 18 months before bottling without finings or filtration.
- 12 months of bottle age before release