Resonance 2019 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

£32.99
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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

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Maturity

Drink 2021 - 2026

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13.5%

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Volcanic Wines

Volcanic wines, a fascinating category within oenology, derive their distinct characteristics from the geological composition of volcanic soils. These rock formations and soils, formed by ancient lava and ash deposits, impart unique mineral nuances to the grapes. High minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iron influence the vines' growth and the subsequent wine profile.

Volcanic wines often exhibit pronounced acidity, attributed to the soil's poor water retention, which stresses the vines and promotes high-quality grape development. The mineral-rich environment encourages gradual ripening and imparts a remarkable complexity to the final product. Sulphur and volcanic gases in the soil may influence the wine's aromatic compounds and ageing potential.

Furthermore, the porous nature of volcanic soils aids root penetration, extracting distinct flavour compounds from deep within the earth. This intricate interplay of geological elements results in wines with a captivating interplay of minerality, vibrant acidity, and a sense of place that truly reflects the tumultuous origins of their vineyards.

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

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