Oregon Pinot Noir is world renowned for it’s ability to rival the rare, sought-after wines of Burgundy. Our United Ink Pinot Noir is ripe and ethereal with excellent balance and texture packaged in cherried, spicy goodness.
SoilThe Willamtte Valley vineyards from which the grapes were grown is primarily sedimentry clay, silt, loam and secondrailly volcanic Jory soils.
Tasting notesIts medium-full ruby color with red reflections and distinct aroma displays ripe, red bing cherry, maple syrup and violets. All of these factors deliver on the palate with freshness, silky texture and good length.
Food pairingsIt favors foods such as oily fish, game, pork and duck, also pairs seamlessly with a variety of cheese, pâté and smoked foods.
The Pacific Northwest wine regions of Washington and Oregon make some of the greatest wines in America. More akin to Europe’s top appellations than California, United Ink combines excellent vineyards and top winemakers from the region together to produce some of the best varietals and styles the PacNW has to offer.
Bottled and Wine by Joe in Dundee, Oregon.
2019 was a relatively warm growing season which was interupted with wet weather during the picking season which is not uncommon. To the cooler Willamtte Valley. Crop loads were lower than average which translated to high quality and richly flavored wines of good color.
WINEMAKING / VINIFICATION:
All the fruit in the wine was destemmed and processed without crushing the grape berries which results in longer fermentations, more compleity and softer tannins. Primary sugar was condudcted by both commercial and vineuyard site indegenous yeasts. All lots underwent full malolactic fermentation. 30% of the wine was barrel aged in neutral French oak barrels and the balance in stainless steel.
AGING & BOTTLING:
Aging of all lots was was separate within barrels and tanks. All lots were crossblended mid-January 2021 and bottling was conducted on February 16, 2021
30% barrel aged. 70% stainless steel. All lots were aged on light lees from fermentation. Barrels were topped up every month. Upon crossblending of all lots the wine underwent one Crossflow filttation. No fining was necessary. Sterile filtration at bottling.
The Willamette Valley is a Region 1 Cool Climate and received 40 inches of rain in 2019 . The Umpqua Valley is warmer and ripens earlier than the Willamette Valley and received 38 inches of rain in 2019.
The Willamtte Valley vineyards from which the grapes were grown is primarily sedimentry clay, silt, loam and secondrailly volcanic Jory soils.
PALATE / TASTING NOTES:
Its medium-full ruby color with red reflections and distinct aroma displays ripe, red bing cherry, maple syrup and violets. All of these factors deliver on the palate with freshness, silky texture and good length.
It favors foods such as oily fish, game, pork and duck, also pairs seamlessly with a variety of cheese, pâté and smoked foods.
SORTING OF GRAPES:
All grapes were highgraded in the vineyard at picking and futher hand sorted upon arrival in the wineries.
Gluten Free, Non GMO, Vegan