Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction - Siduri "Sin Pantalones" Pinot Noir 2016
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About the Winery:
Siduri specializes in cool-climate Pinot noir, producing wines from five major AVAs spanning from California's Santa Barbara county to Oregon's Willamette valley. Why? Because they believe that great wine is made in the vineyard. To that end, they have developed long-term relationships with some of the West’s most sought-after growers and vineyards. They purchase the majority of the fruit by the acre rather than the ton. They believe in minimal intervention so that the winemaking forwards, rather than overshadows, what happens in the vineyard. To that end, their wines are unfiltered and unfined, maximizing the expression of these very diverse sites.
About This Wine:
Every year the Oregon wine community holds a trade-only auction. Only the highest bidder gets these unicorn bottles, and for this wine, that was Artisan! We are the only source for the 2016 Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction Siduri Sin Pantalones Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir.
The fruit comes from a special lot from Siduri's favorite block at the Gran Moraine Winery Vineyard. This non-irrigated, Pommard selection has an odd, north-facing slope and has emerged as a favorite over the years.
At Siduri they are no strangers to stem inclusion on our fermentations. In 2016, the grapes were perfectly ripe and the stems were, too—ideal for 100% whole-cluster ferment. Since the whole bunches made it impossible to pump over or punch down, the folks at Siduri were required to remove their pants and hop in the fermenter for some good ol' foot stomping to assist with extraction and to help initiate fermentation.
Technical InformationVINEYARD - GRAN MORAINE WINERY ESTATE
BLOCK - 1A
CLONE - POMMARD
APPELLATION - YAMHILL-CARLTON
WINEMAKERS - ADAM LEE AND RYAN ZEPALTAS
HARVEST DATE - SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
BOTTLING - FEBRUARY 1, 2018
ALCOHOL - 13.5%
PRODUCTION - 5 CASES
The wine is very dark, with taut, fine-grained tannins and brisk acidity. Produced from the sun-drenched upper sections of the Gran Moraine vineyard.