2018 Pietro Pinot Noir
This 2018 Pietro is the very first Pinot Noir released from our estate Trovato Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton. A blend of nine blocks of Pinot Noir vines, it represents as many 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 oak 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 our Dundee Hills Furioso Vineyard Pinot Noirs. Although less than ten miles apart, the Trovato terroir (an old marine sedimentary soil called Willakenzie) is responsible for a more structured wine with predominantly cooking spice and dried herbs aromatics. Still young, the wine should be decanted before serving, and would be a wonderful pairing for a New York hanger steak with chanterelles and a parsnip purée.
94pts | James Suckling