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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.

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

2013 Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir


2013 Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir

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The 2013 growing season was preceded by normal temperatures and relatively dry conditions during the winter, and commenced with bud-break around the 15th of April.  Summer-like conditions in early May were followed by many cool and rainy days during the second half of the month, which extended into flowering during the the second and third weeks of June, resulting in a less than optimal fruit set.  Summer kicked-off at the end of June with a few days creeping into the 90s, and a lovely Oregon summer persisted through the third week of August.

The summer then came to a rather abrupt end with a series of progressively stronger fall storms hitting during September.  The unsettled weather forced our hand and necessitated harvesting early at relatively low sugars, but thankfully good physiological ripeness, resulting in delightful, medium-bodied, low alcohol wines.  The 2013 wines tend to be more old-world than new-world in style, with great underlying structure but enough forward fruit to make then quite enjoyable today.

This "flagship" Pinot from our Belle Pente Estate vineyard includes grapes from all 8 blocks ranging in age from 12 to 19 years.  It is primarily from the cooler east side of the vineyard, which gets plenty of morning sun, but is shielded from the intense afternoon heat that we get in the west-facing blocks.  Look for ripe cranberry and blueberry aromas accented with fresh herbs and flowers, soft silky tannins, and fresh acidity.

595 Cases Produced

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