Another exciting landmark for Furioso Vineyards! This 2018 Pietro is our first very Pinot Noir released from the Trovato Vineyard, our estate property in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. This Pinot Noir is a blend of nine different blocks of vines, representing as many different different clones – from the classic Pommard and Dijon clones, to newly selected cultivars such as Mt. Eden and Swan. After having been handpicked at optimum maturity, the clusters were destemmed and naturally fermented. The wine was subsequently aged in French barrels (25% new) for 10 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The diversity of Pinot Noir clones used creates a complex wine which is stylistically different from the Pinot Noirs produced on our estate Furioso Vineyard in Dundee.
Although less than ten miles apart, the Trovato terroir (an old marine sedimentary soil called Willakenzie) produces a more structured wine with predominantly cooking spice and dried herbs aromatics. As with all Furioso wines, this bottle was made to be cellared and will continue to evolve in the bottle for up to 10 years. To enjoy this wine young, it should be decanted before serving and would be a wonderful pairing for a New York hanger steak with Chanterelle mushrooms and a parsnip purée.
“A very sultry nose with savory, flinty notes, as well as crushed violets and attractive blueberries, red berries, and cherries. Some cocoa powder, too. The palate has a very complete, mouth-filling style with such attractive, vibrant fruit flavors in teh cherry and red-plum zone. Long, noble tannins. Drink or hold.” 94pts | JamesSuckling.com