2011 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley

Completing the third leg of our trilogy, Pinot Blanc is true to our style of white wines; clean, crisp and focused on the fruit. While great ripeness is apparent in this wine, we strive to express the lean and racy characteristics of Pinot Blanc. This fruit is sourced from, not only, Elk Cove Vineyards’ Estate, Mount Richmond and Five Mountain vineyards but also one other select site in the Willamette Valley, Tukwilla near Dundee. We hope you enjoy this wine selection from Elk Cove Vineyards.

The fruit for this Pinot Blanc is hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards in the northern Willamette Valley, including our Five Mountain, Mount Richmond and Estate vineyards.

The Willamette Valley has an ideal climate for Pinot Blanc, a delicate grape variety – enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, with cooler night temperatures that help retain varietal character. To preserve this freshness, our Pinot Blanc is whole-cluster pressed then fermented at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, all of which accentuates aromatics and enhances the richness and complexity of the wine.

  • Vine Age 9-19 years
  • Yield 2.5 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 22.5 Brix
  • pH 3.02
  • Vatting Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks.
  • Cases Produced 993

2011 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley

Completing the third leg of our trilogy, Pinot Blanc is true to our style of white wines; clean, crisp and focused on the fruit. While great ripeness is apparent in this wine, we strive to express the lean and racy characteristics of Pinot Blanc. This fruit is sourced from, not only, Elk Cove Vineyards’ Estate, Mount Richmond and Five Mountain vineyards but also one other select site in the Willamette Valley, Tukwilla near Dundee. We hope you enjoy this wine selection from Elk Cove Vineyards.

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Vineyard

The fruit for this Pinot Blanc is hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards in the northern Willamette Valley, including our Five Mountain, Mount Richmond and Estate vineyards.

Winemaking

The Willamette Valley has an ideal climate for Pinot Blanc, a delicate grape variety – enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, with cooler night temperatures that help retain varietal character. To preserve this freshness, our Pinot Blanc is whole-cluster pressed then fermented at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, all of which accentuates aromatics and enhances the richness and complexity of the wine.

Viticultural & Enological Data
  • Vine Age 9-19 years
  • Yield 2.5 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 22.5 Brix
  • pH 3.02
  • Vatting Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks.
  • Cases Produced 993

Accolades

Bon Appetit Magazine

“A classy chardonnay substitute.”
Bon Appetit Magazine (October 1, 2012)