Oregon Territory Pinot Noir 2016
Oregon Territory was created out of the desire to share the pioneering spirit of Oregon Pinot Noir. A variety the experts said could not possibly ripen in Oregon, yet 50 years later the world now recognizes Oregon as a premiere region for Pinot Noir. Crafted with old world luxury winemaking traditions such as concrete and oak fermenters, basket presses and French oak barrel aging. Sourced from dry farmed vineyards in the Umpqua Valley located in Southern Oregon as well as fruit from the Willamette Valley. The Umpqua Valley provides depth of character and richness while a touch of Willamette Valley brings elegance and acidity.
While the Willamette Valley and Pinot Noir are a like a fairy tale match made in heaven, most of Oregon is in fact, a glorious source of Pinot noir. Claiming over half of its total area under vine, Pinot noir also thrives in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua and Rogue Valleys where sedimentary and volcanic soils dominate hillside vineyards and cool temperatures create the perfect environment for Pinot noir. Also, Oregon’s Columbia Gorge is becoming increasingly popular for Pinot noir production. What sets Oregon Pinot noir apart from the Pinot of other regions, both New and Old World, is its innate combination of grace with both power and restraint.