Bergström Wines

Oregon: Willamette Valley, United States

Bergström Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Our original estate and our family’s North Star is located in the iron-rich, volcanic soils of the Dundee Hills. The Bergström Vineyard is 13 acres of south and southeast-facing vines bathing in the cool northerly sunlight and overlooking the expansive and rich Willamette Valley. Optimum elevation and exposure provide ideal ripening potential for our most powerful, yet elegant expression of Pinot Noir, annually adorned with flowers, fruit, savory herbs and spices and ferrous minerals.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Dundee Hills
    • Cultivation: Biodynamic since inception
    • Vine Age: 23 years
    • Clones: 50% old Pommard and Wadenswil; 50% Dijon 777, 667, & 115
    • Soil: Volcanic "Jory" clays on top of basalt rock
    • Exposure: South and southeast at 380 feet
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1-9, 2021
  • Vinification

    • 100% whole-cluster fermentation in open-top, temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks

    • Fermentation: 100% whole-cluster fermentation in open-top, stainless steel fermentation tanks.
    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic and alcoholic fermentation (no residual sugars or malic acids)
    • Aging: 11-month élevage in barrel
    • Barrel Aging: 228L French oak Barriques (15% new)
    • Filtration: Polishing filtration if needed.
    • Fining: No Fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 12.4%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale violet with a red ruby hue. Aromatically full of spice, freshly felled cedar trees, iron, violets, and orange bitters. This pristine wine represents the full potential of the Bergström Vineyard. Reminiscent of sitting by a cherrywood fire with a loganberry tart sprinkled with cinnamon and demerara sugar. The flavors dance harmoniously with fresh-cut sage and mint interwoven amongst blue fruits and wood spice. A lasting finish is balanced with bright acidity and tannin integrated from stem and oak. A perfect example of walking the line between ethereal and powerful.