The 2018 vintage is our inaugural release of the Bernau Estate Pinot Noir. This single vineyard designate from our Bernau Estate Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. Named in honor of our Founder Jim Bernau, Bernau Estate is the future home of our méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine facility.
On the nose: Our Dundee Hills single vineyard designate opens with cranberry, red cherry and earth notes. and continues with the addition of strawberry, rose petal, bergamot and baking spices.
On the palate: Classic, balanced and restrained, the wine offers a medium-weight palate, chewy tannins, and lengthy finish.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with Chinese five-spice duck breast with marionberry purée, braised chicken with morels and polenta, smoked trout with savory pancakes, mushroom risotto and medium cheeses.
Peak drinkability: 2021 - 2031
Bernau Estate Vineyard
Dundee Hills AVA
Named in honor of Founder Jim Bernau, Bernau Estate Vineyard is located in the Dundee Hills and the future home to our Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine facility, set to open in 2022. The vines at Bernau Estate Vineyard are farmed using biodynamic techniques, with plans to apply for a Demeter certification in 2022. Biodynamic farming uses sustainable, organic practices, including composting and the use of special preparations, to holistically promote the soil's long-term health.
The vineyard has a very gentle south west facing slope and mostly Woodburn soils, which are deep, nutrient rich and well drained soils. The original 15 acres of Pinot Noir was planted in 1994 and in 2019 we added 9 acres of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
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