Montebruno Wine

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Wines

2008 Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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.

Viticulture

  • 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

Soils

  • Nekia and Bellpine combined with ancient marine sediments and volcanic basalt

Vinification

  • 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

2009 Cuvee Una

Ribbon Ridge Vineyard

$65.00 per bottle
13.75% Alc. by volume
200 cases produced

This is a special bottling to commemorate the birth of our daughter, Una Francesca. It is a much darker, deeper, richer take on Oregon Pinot Noir. The wine is filled with earth and ripe black cherry. The finish is long and savory.

 

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.”

2009 is a vintage that is easy to love in its youth, but also has the structure for cellaring 10-15 years.

Vinification

  • Ribbon Ridge AVA
  • Clones: Pommard and 777
  • Yields are approximately 2 tons per acre

Soil

  • The predominant soil type has long been considered Willakenzie clay loam, though more recent surveys indicate a variety of clay loam soils on Ribbon Ridge, with six related soil types found in Ribbon Ridge Vineyards.

Vinification

  • Slow, cool fermentations carried out by indigenous yeast in small, open topped vats. 30% of the fruit is whole cluster. After fermentation is complete, the free-run juice is transferred to French oak barrels where the wine develops for at least one year before bottling.
  • 12 months of bottle age before release

$50.00 per bottle
12.5% Alc. by volume
250 cases produced

CBV is distinct in its own micro-terroir. Its soils are of volcanic origin, having been laid down by lava flows that occurred some 15 million years ago. These clay-loam soils overlay some ancient marine sediments that in many places are not far below the volcanic soils.

Furthermore, the CBV lies on the gentle slopes of a swale that faces south-southwest, looking across the Willamette Valley toward the gap in the Coast Range through which cooling breezes flow into the Valley.

These breezes blow steadily all summer, bathing the slopes at night with relief from the day’s heat. These diurnal temperature swings provide the balancing acidity, which is essential in making age-worthy Pinot Noir.

CBV is certified Sustainable by LIVE and SALMON SAFE.

Yields are 2 tons per acre.

In 2010, Montebruno harvested our Pinot Noir in late October. The growing season was cool and wet. Yields were very low.

These conditions can produce wine with elegant structure and the ability to  age a very long time. Characteristics of  Pinot Noir made in a cool year can include Rose petal, spice, wild and red raspberry flavors, bright acidity and silky tannins.

Our 2010 CBV is incredibly balanced and layered with rich red fruit, stones and spice. On the finish the deep floral aromatics reappear.

Pair with a grilled grass fed New York strip steak, sauteed fresh morels and fava beans.

 

Vinification

  • Slow, cool fermentation carried out by indigenous yeast in small, open-topped vats.
  • No additives at all.
  • The free run juice is transferred to oak barrels where the wine develops for almost one year before being bottled unfiltered.
  • 12 months of bottle age before release.

 

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.”