SECOND GROWTH Willamette Valley 2022 Pinot Noir

2022 Second Growth PN WV Tech Sheet


2022 Vintage Summary


It seems like Mother Nature throws us a curve ball during every growing season, and 2022 was no different. In mid-April, post-bud-break, a cold front brought record-low temperatures and frost into the Willamette Valley, leaving many to wonder if there would be a crop to harvest come Fall. May and June followed with unusually cool temperatures, furthering the worry of low yields or a complete loss. July through September was surprisingly warm and helped get the growing season back on track. Ideal conditions continued into October, allowing the fruit extra weeks of hangtime not typically seen in recent vintages.


Vinification


All grapes were meticulously sorted to ensure only the highest quality of fruit was used. The grapes underwent a two-day soak prior to fermentation for a total of 19 days of skin contact. 100% malolactic fermentation occurred over a five month period. The wine was aged for eight months in a mix French oak barrels from a variety of coopers and stainless steel.

Harvest Date: October 10th – October 20th, 2022

Technical Info:


Alc: 13.6%

pH: 3.73
TA: 5.3 g/L

Brix: 23.3


Tasting Notes


Dark, earthy aromas of leather, black tea, cocoa, red plum, and black currant. The palate is silky and fresh with red cherry, and plum. Layers of cedar, vanilla, and blackberry jam.


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