J. Christopher 2017 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 14807
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Volcanic
Terroir Notes: The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is located about 15 miles southwest of the winery, where the Van Duzer Corridor has a significant influence on the vineyard climate. It is a notch through the Coast Range that allows cool ocean winds to flow in from the west, dropping temperatures dramatically during late summer afternoons, which helps to retain firm acidity in the fruit.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are sourced from the Bieze Vineyard and the En Gedi Vineyard. The vineyards are all dry farmed and sustainable. The grapes are manually harvested. They are 100% destemmed into a steel fermenter. The wine naturally ferments with native yeast. The wine is transferred to barriques (25% new) where it matures for 18 months. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously in barrel.