Purple Hands - Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley2016
Purple Hands Wine
Winery Technical Data
TECH DATA: Cuvee of our 6 Vineyard Sites 5 Oregon AVA's Hand Harvested
Fermentation: Native Fermentation Small Open Top Fermenters Hand Plunged & Macerated Unfined & Unfiltered
AGEING: 12 Months in Barrel 75% Neutral French Oak 25% New French Oak
PH and Alcohol:
6.0 gr/l TA
Cherry danish, cotton candy, black cherry, cardamom, red licorice, vanilla, cola, hints of cocoa, raspberry caramel, silky texture.
The 2016 vintage had a warm spring with record breaking heat units in April and May. This transitioned us into the earliest harvest date on record. Lower elevation Dundee Hills started to pick the end of the second week of August, and our last fruit was in the door September 16th. The summer wasn’t overly warm, though just warm enough to keep the vines moving forward, developing into a beautiful growing season and harvest. I think you will see the wines balanced and rich in a traditional Purple Hands Style.