2017 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Noir
Meredith Mitchell is a truly unique spot, superbly windy as it is exposed to the blustery winds coming through the Van Duzer Corridor. All own-rooted Pommard clone vines planted on Jory (volcanic) and Yamhill (silty clay loam) soils with unusual, for the region, wide spacing and single wire trellis system. South facing aspect at 560 feet elevation.
100% Pinot Noir
MEREDITH MITCHELL VINEYARD - McMinnville AVA
This certified biodynamic vineyard is where we say, “all the magic happens.” Late, slow ripening, wonderful tannin intensity with unmistakably pronounced blue-black aromatics.
GROWER/OWNER - Owned by Susan Meredith and Frank Mitchell
SOIL TYPE - Jory
CLONE SELECTION - Pommard (own rooted)
VINE AGE - Planted in 1990
VINEYARD SIZE - Total of twenty-two acres, Averæn contracts 2.4 acres in the Alta block
ASPECT/ELEVATION - South facing at 560’ elevation
Native yeast fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel with 25% stem inclusion. 12 months aging in French oak - 50% new Remond & Chassin barrels (228L).
PRESS | 93 POINTS VIN
“Limpid magenta. Spice-tinged red and blue fruits and cherry pit on the highly perfumed nose, along with allspice, smoky mineral and lavender notes. Intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and show seamless texture and excellent depth. A lively, impressively long and spice-accented finish shows firm grip and fine-grained, building tannins.” - Josh Raynolds
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