Resonance 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

£29.99
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USORRREWP18B
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Our first Oregon Pinot Noir, a place not normally associated with good value wines, but certainly known for top quality Pinots. Well, this one is both - a class above anything else we have tried at the price, and almost indistinguishable from its Burgundy counterparts if it weren't for the brightness of the fruit.

Origin

USA | Oregon | Willamette Valley

Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2021 - 2026

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13.5%

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Volcanic Wines

The major factors that influence how a wine tastes are its grape variety, climate and the human factors of winemaking and viticulture, but it all begins with the soil, the dirt from which the vine is nourished. Varying soil types, their fertility, water retain capacity and mineral content all play a part in the wine's quality and style.


The world of wine is dotted with little pockets of volcanic regions, whether active or long extinct, and these soils impart their own distinctive character in the resulting wines. Generally speaking, volcanic regions are low in fertility, which is great for grapevines as this encourages the vine to produce sweeter and richer berries. The wines from these regions certainly do echo the drama of volcanoes and many wine drinkers seek out the wines for their distinctive minerality, and crisp acidity.


For further reading, we thoroughly recommend John Szabo's comprehensive book on the topic, Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power.

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