Art and Science Pinot Noir
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Tiny production Pinot from Williamette Valley that is made in the "natural' style (nothing added!), with about 80% whole cluster in new oak barrels.
2013 Art Science Pinot Noir
Ribbon Ridge AVA
40% whole cluster
Aged in French oak barrels for 12 mos
Art: Brain, capturing the headiness and complexity
The fruit was harvested from Armstrong Vineyards, owned by Doug and Michelle Ackerman, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. This 15 acre site is known for it's sedimentary soils.
Dan and Doug??????s relationship began at a Grand Cru Burgundy tasting in Portland where they struck up a conversation about biodynamic farming. Doug was interested in converting his conventional vineyard to organic and Dan, being a biodynamic farmer, now consults for Doug with that transition.
The 2013 wine is 40% whole cluster, 2/3 clone 115 and 1/3 clone 667, aged in French oak barrels for twelve months.