Johan Farmlands Estate Pinot Noir 2018
Vineyard: Johan Vineyards is one of five bonded wineries within the newly established Van Duzer Corridor AVA. The unique growing conditions within our viticultural area yield wine grapes with a compelling expression of Oregon’s sense of place. Basalt soils with Missoula flood deposits as topsoil.
Vinification: The grapes were hand picked and fermented in small batches using only native yeast – for both primary and malolactic fermentation. Some whole cluster but mostly destemmed. During primary fermentation our cap management is gentle, just enough to wet the cap and distribute even temperatures throughout the tank. Fermented and aged in used barrel for 7 months. Bottled unfined/unfiltered with a very small (25ppm) addition of So2 8 weeks before bottling.