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Alloro Estate Pinot Noir Riservata 2010

ID No: 261388
Vintage:2010
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Alloro Estate Pinot Noir Riservata 2010 is made from 100 percent Pinot Noir

 

APPELLATION: Alloro Single Vineyard, 100% Estate Grown & Bottled
Chehalem Mountains AVA
LIVE & IOBC Certified Sustainable

TOPOGRAPHY: 450 - 600ft elevation, Southwest aspect

SOIL: Laurelwood Series

HARVEST: October 20th-21st

ELEVAGE: Meticulously Sorted & Destemmed, Native inoculum, 11 months in French Oak, 47% new, Unfined & Unfiltered

CLONES: 45% Pommard, 31% - 777, 13% - 114, and 11% - 667

CELLARING: Drink now through 2025

PRODUCTION: 300 cases

ALCOHOL: 13.6%

WINEMAKER: Tom Fitzpatrick

PROPRIETOR: David Nemarnik

The Vintage: Late Jan brought unseasonably warm temperatures, but a Feb cold snap pushed bud swelling to the week of Mar 22nd. More wet and cold temperatures delaying bud break until the week of Apr 19th. An extremely wet and cold June further delayed growth. The remainder of the summer supplied good heat and light, but the start of Veraison began the week of Sep 3rd, 2-3 weeks behind schedule. A cool and wet Sep transitioned into a particularly warm and clear October, allowing us to obtain optimal ripeness.

Tastings Notes: This wine reveals intense cherries and black cherries, with cracked black pepper, Italian spice, rose petal, mint, and hints of smoke and sarsaparilla root. The luscious mouthfeel has broad, silky texture with great persistence, lively acidity, and substantial mid-palate weight. The long finish lingers with a mélange of clove, cinnamon, cola, smoke, with floral undertones.

"Polished, expressive and distinctive, offering meaty, savory overtones around a silky core of black cherry and mulberry fruit, coming together with intensity and harmony on the finish. Drink now through 2020. -HS"
- Wine Spectator (January 31st 2013), 93 pts

- Oregon Wine Award, Gold Medal

 

Winery: Alloro Vineyard

The Alloro Estate
Alloro Vineyard is 78 acres of uniquely contoured, loess-derived, Laurelwood soil. Located on a southwest-facing slope in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains AVA, within the Willamette Valley, this very special place is the heart and soul of our wines and is personally cared for by Founder, David Nemarnik. We are an artisan, limited-production producer and are 100% Estate, crafting all our wines from this single vineyard. Our Burgundy trained, UC Davis educated Winemaker, Tom Fitzpatrick, is focused on producing elegant wines of balance, with character and soul, that capture the distinct personality of our terrior, the purity of its fruit, and that delight and inspire.

The winery was designed specifically for the production of small lots of handcrafted Pinot noir. The building is situated at the crest of the hill, in the center of our estate vineyard. Having the winery in the middle of the estate allows us to be intimately connected to what is happening with the vines during the growing season, and allows for very close monitoring of fruit ripeness and optimal harvest timing.
The building was designed and engineered to last for generations, constructed almost entirely out of concrete and Oregon Douglas fir. The traditional underground cellaring caves are energy efficient, taking advantage of the cool earth to maintain ideal cellaring temperature and humidity. Solar panels were installed to act as the primary source of energy for winery operations. The winery was designed by Architect Larry Ferrar and was completed in time for the 2003 harvest.

Alloro, Italian for laurel, is the evergreen plant said to symbolize immortality in ancient times and often used as a symbol for peace today. Our estate vineyard and winery are located on Laurel Ridge in the Chehalem Mountains and the vineyard’s ancient basalt and loess soil is of Laurelwood Series. Alloro was chosen to reflect our founder’s Italian heritage and as a symbol of this very special place.

 

The Alloro Vineyard
78 acres of uniquely contoured, loess-derived, Laurelwood soil. Located on a southwest-facing slope in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains, this special place is the heart and soul of our wines.
Our Chardonnay blocks are comprised of Dijon clones 76 and 96, grafted to Riparia Gloire rootstock.
Our Pinot noir blocks are comprised of clones 777, 667, 114, and Pommard, grafted to Riparia Gloire and 3309 root stocks.

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