Ostia Tempore - Willamette Valley - Oregon - Pinot Noir - Eola-Amity Hill - red - 2016 - 750ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 2016 vintage brought plenty of heat, but pockets of cool weather during the summer tempered the grapes' ripeness, at least compared to the previous two vintages. I've tasted a sufficient number of 2016 Willamette Pinots to know they are generally polished and sleek, so easy to drink on their own, yet with enough fresh acidity to sing with food. For those who prefer the classic style of Willamette Valley Pinots—light on their feet, with red fruit flavors and lively acidity—you'll find more such examples among the 2016s than in the two previous vintages.” The Wine Spectator
The grapes vinified for Ostia Tempore come from a single vineyard in the Eola Amity Hills appellation. South facing on a pretty slope, the selection is made in 100% Pommard clone.
The plot was planted in 2008 by a famous family of winemakers from Burgundy. The grapes are entirely dedicated to Ostia Tempore winemaking.The vines are cultivated organically according to the agricultural principles of permaculture. The vineyard forms like a tame breakthrough in the middle of an expanse of greenery where fauna and flora, natural and domestic, coexist.
Ostia Tempore wines simply claim to respond to the desire to give immediate pleasure, on the fruit and freshness of Pinot Noir while giving the possibility of allowing the wines to evolve, on the finesse and elegance that characterize this part further south of the Willamette Valley. This intimate project is the result, for the owner, of both a promise of almost 25 years and a more recent meeting that served as a detonator. This is a personal accomplishment as a nod to a past rich in discovery.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir from Oregon
Wine from USA.