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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 Noir

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2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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Our little "entry level" Pinot from 2013 includes almost 2/3 estate grown grapes from our Belle Pente vineyard, complimented with 1/4 from Bella Vida and about 12% from Murto Vineyard, both in the Dundee Hills.  This combination of 2/3 Yamhill-Carlton sedimentary soils merged with 1/3 Dundee Hills volcanics creates a Willamette Valley blend that proudly professes it's elite appellation pedigree. 

This is our first release from the 2013 vintage, in which a lovely summer was abruptly truncated by a warm but wet September.  The grapes for this cuvee were harvested fully ripe at moderate sugar levels in dry stretches over a three week period in late September and early October.  Meticulous sorting was required to cull out compromised clusters, but the tedious task helped yield wines that appear to be greatly exceeding our rather modest expectations!

The Roman poet Ovid opined that "there is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties".  This anecdote could well be the anathematic anthem of some of our recent vintages, like 2010, where greatness emerged from extreme adversity.  The 2013s are intriguing and compelling wines, delicate but not elegant, charming but rustic.  Comely peasants rather than stately aristocrats.  But with an underlying brilliance that peeks out now, and will blossom with a little time!

Our Willamette Valley bottling is widely regarded as one of the most ridiculously great values in Oregon Pinot Noir, and will only be available for a limited time.  Get some now to enjoy today and over the next few years,

873 cases produced

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