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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.

2014 Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir


2014 Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir

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The 2014 growing season burst out of the gates during the second week of April, and accelerated with temperatures hitting the 90s during the first week of May.  Bloom occurred in early June, two weeks ahead of normal, setting us up for an early harvest.  The summer was characterized by warm days interspersed with some dramatic thunder showers, and very warm nights; lows were only in the mid 60s rather than the high 50s that we generally experience with our maritime climate. 

The grapes for this "flagship" Pinot from our Belle Pente Estate vineyard were harvested over three days from the 18th through the 20th of September.  More than 2/3 of the grapes came from 3 blocks planted in 1998 with south and south east exposure.  This is the coolest section of the vineyard, with plenty of morning sun, but shielded from the intense afternoon heat that we get in the west-facing blocks.

Six different selections of Pinot Noir from six different vineyard sections are represented in this blend.  Roughly half are the "classic" Oregon workhorses (Pommard and Wadensvil), with the balance being a melange of the upstart Dijon selections.  The clonal and block diversity yields beguiling aromatic complexity and textural completeness.

Look for flavors and aroma of ripe blackberry and wild black cherry, accented with licorice, rose petal and violet, and wild thyme.  The wine is lush and supple on the palate, with lingering soft silky tannins balanced by vibrant acidity. 


619 Cases Produced

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