Bergström Wines

Oregon: Willamette Valley, United States

Le Pré du Col Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • The first Ribbon Ridge AVA estate that we were honored to add to our portfolio. This magnificent 16-acre marine-sedimentary shallow sandy soil terroir is owned by the Hill family and farmed by Bergström Wines in partnership since its inception. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this amazing site are known for their depth of spice, rare woods, incense and oceanic salinity aromatics and for their rich textural layers of fruited spice and earthy minerality. These are seriously age-worthy wines.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Ribbon Ridge
    • Cultivation: Biodynamic since inception
    • Vine Age: 18 years
    • Soil: Marine sedimentary sandy soils on shale and siltstone bedrock
    • Exposure: Due South at 400 feet
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 14 - 24,2019
  • Vinification

    • 95% whole cluster fermentation, 8-14 days in stainless tanks. Small lot fermented in stainless rounds (2-4 tons). Pumpovers and punch-downs during primary ferment.

    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic and alcoholic fermentation (no residual sugars or malic acids)
    • Aging: 11 months élevage in barrel
    • Barrel Aging: 228L French oak cooperage (15% new oak)
    • Filtration: Cross-flow filtered
    • Fining: No Fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 12.8%
  • Tasting Notes

    • A bright and brilliant light ruby-red color with a slight but beautiful amethyst tint. This wine has a knockout whole-cluster influenced nose of bright fruit pastilles, candies, violets, roses, cinnamon, and crunchy strawberry and red cherries, with the slightest but most appropriate stem influence.

      This young Pinot Noir is lively and youthful with succulent fruit sweetness and juicy natural acidity. Great spice expressions in the mouth, and an underlying panoply of savory, incense, and earth, as well as a saline sea-breeze-style saltiness that lends seriousness to an otherwise charmingly fruited, floral, and very drinkable young wine that has a great future ahead of it.