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Abbot Claim Pinot Noir

Angela Estate , Abbot Claim Pinot Noir 2013

R800

6 in stock

Notes

Vinification:
Every wine produced under the Angela Estate label is single vineyard, estate Pinot Noir. The vines are farmed nutritionally, which treats the microbiology in the vineyards section by section. Soil and stem samples are analyzed for nutritional value. It is the most specific grape farming imaginable.

Our fruit is hand harvested in the early morning in small 14” buckets. It is then hand sorted and de-stemmed, deposited into one-ton bins for small-batch fermentations. After fermentation, the free-run juice is settled and put into barrel. The must is placed in “The Girls,” specialized bladder presses for gentle pressing that do not exceed one atmosphere of pressure. The wine rests for 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels. We like Cadus barrels for their warm tonality.

Tasting notes:
'The 2013 Pinot Noir "Abbott Claim" comes from vines planted in 2001 and sees 30% new oak for 11 months. It has a commendable, raspberry preserve and strawberry-scented bouquet that is well defined and pure. The palate is well balanced with quite succulent red cherry and strawberry fruit laced with clove and white pepper. This is definitely one of the better Pinot Noirs from this vintage.' – The Wine Advocate, 90/100

'The 2013 vintage was warmer and drier than the average spring and summer in the Willamette Valley. All of that changed drastically in September and was one of the coolest and wettest months on record for the region. The dip in temperature allowed the fruit to reach peak phenolic and flavor ripeness while maintaining natural acidity and allowing for lower alcohols in the finished wines. This vineyard routinely delivers distinctive sassafras, white pepper, rose petal, green tea leaf, raspberry and blackberry. Stylistically, the 2013 vintage will have a core of juicy red / black fruit, rustic nose and fine tannins. It is reminiscent of the 2006 vintage.' – Wine Maker

Vineyard block:
Planted in 2001 by Ken Wright and crew, the Angela Vineyard is located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The soils are ancient marine sediment soils: Wellsdale, Peavine, Willakenzie & Melbourne. The elevation runs between 400’ – 425’. The clonal selection is: Pommard (4 acres) Dijon 777 (6.25 acres) and Dijon 115 (5 acres) on Riparia Gloire, 101-14 & 3309 rootstocks. Located on the Savannah Ridge, a unique outcropping of soil that leaves our site drier and accesses mother rock in 5 – 7 years.

Analysis:
Alc: 12.5% TA: 6.0g/L pH: 3.70
Vinification:
Every wine produced under the Angela Estate label is single vineyard, estate Pinot Noir. The vines are farmed nutritionally, which treats the microbiology in the vineyards section by section. Soil and stem samples are analyzed for nutritional value. It is the most specific grape farming imaginable.

Our fruit is hand harvested in the early morning in small 14” buckets. It is then hand sorted and de-stemmed, deposited into one-ton bins for small-batch fermentations. After fermentation, the free-run juice is settled and put into barrel. The must is placed in “The Girls,” specialized bladder presses for gentle pressing that do not exceed one atmosphere of pressure. The wine rests for 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels. We like Cadus barrels for their warm tonality.

Tasting notes:
'The 2013 Pinot Noir "Abbott Claim" comes from vines planted in 2001 and sees 30% new oak for 11 months. It has a commendable, raspberry preserve and strawberry-scented bouquet that is well defined and pure. The palate is well balanced with quite succulent red cherry and strawberry fruit laced with clove and white pepper. This is definitely one of the better Pinot Noirs from this vintage.' – The Wine Advocate, 90/100

'The 2013 vintage was warmer and drier than the average spring and summer in the Willamette Valley. All of that changed drastically in September and was one of the coolest and wettest months on record for the region. The dip in temperature allowed the fruit to reach peak phenolic and flavor ripeness while maintaining natural acidity and allowing for lower alcohols in the finished wines. This vineyard routinely delivers distinctive sassafras, white pepper, rose petal, green tea leaf, raspberry and blackberry. Stylistically, the 2013 vintage will have a core of juicy red / black fruit, rustic nose and fine tannins. It is reminiscent of the 2006 vintage.' – Wine Maker

Vineyard block:
Planted in 2001 by Ken Wright and crew, the Angela Vineyard is located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The soils are ancient marine sediment soils: Wellsdale, Peavine, Willakenzie & Melbourne. The elevation runs between 400’ – 425’. The clonal selection is: Pommard (4 acres) Dijon 777 (6.25 acres) and Dijon 115 (5 acres) on Riparia Gloire, 101-14 & 3309 rootstocks. Located on the Savannah Ridge, a unique outcropping of soil that leaves our site drier and accesses mother rock in 5 – 7 years.

Analysis:
Alc: 12.5% TA: 6.0g/L pH: 3.70
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