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12470 NE Rowland Rd
Carlton, OR 97111

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12470 Northeast Rowland Road
Carlton, OR, 97111
United States


Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery produces premium estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay in Carlton, Oregon.

Current Releases

Current Releases from Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Aromatic White Wines from Oregon.

2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris


2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

from 16.20

We have always gravitated to a rich, ripe style of Pinot Gris inspired by the great wines of Alsace, but the 2013 growing season produced a wine that seems almost Loire-like rather than Alsatian.  Checking in at below 13% alcohol, it is a complex, nuanced wine that is medium bodied with a nice balance of concentration and freshness.

The grapes are primarily from our Belle Pente and Rivenwood estate vineyards with about 25% from Walker vineyard, all in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.  The marine sedimentary soils of Yamhill-Carlton tend to impart a compelling savory saline quality and stony minerality to frame the apple and pear flavors and aromas of the Pinot gris grape.

As per our normal protocol, roughly half of the wine is vinified and aged in wood (foudre & neutral barrel) and the other half in stainless steel tanks.  Fermentation takes place slowly at cool temperatures and the wine is not bottled until right before the next harvest.  It is then held for at least another year before release.

The hybrid vinification, coupled with sur lie and bottle aging, creates a wine that has both richness and freshness.   It is easy to enjoy on it's own, and there is not a dish on the planet that it won't compliment splendidly!

638 cases produced

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