Teutonic Pinot Noir Alsea Vineyard 2012 Teutonic Pinot Noir Alsea Vineyard 2012 Teutonic Pinot Noir Alsea Vineyard 2012 Print Sheet

Specifications
Winery Teutonic Wine Company
VarietiesPinot Noir
Farming PracticesLow impact; biodynamic but not certified.
SoilsBellpine
Year Vines Were Planted2004
YeastNatural
FermentationNatural spontaneous fermetnation
Maturation9 months in neutral oak barrels and 1+ year in bottle.
FilterLight
FiningNone
Alcohol11.5%
Item NoOR4021-12
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
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Teutonic Pinot Noir Alsea Vineyard 2012
Story

The Alsea Vineyard (a.k.a. Honey Grove Farm) is near the small town of Alsea, Oregon, located on the west side of the coast range, about 22 miles as the crow flies from the Pacific Ocean.

Possibly Oregon's coldest vineyard site and, to our knowledge, the only coastal vineyard in the State. Even in the hottest of vintages, the fruit can benefit from 3 more weeks on the vine and maintain fresh acidity and low alcohol. This is Teutonic’s estate vineyard which they planted and maintain. They do not till and do not use any herbicides. The entire vineyard is green, no dead strip under the vines.

Bellpine soil is similar in appearance to the famous Jory soil of the Northern Willamette Valley, but much more mineral. Bellpine has a very high iron content which reveals itself as that gamey rusty component in both the nose and palate.