Founder Jim Bernau traveled with the Oregon Governor's Delegation to Burgundy in the 1980s to seek out French clones to improve our state's Chardonnay quality. These vines were brought back and quarantined at Oregon State University before being propagated for use in Oregon vineyards. Naturally derived Dijon Clones from France being planted in the Willamette Valley was one of the greatest tipping points in Oregon wine quality.
On the Nose: Light gold in color, the wine is fruit-driven with notes of citrus, fresh pineapple and subtle white flowers rounding out the nose.
On the Palate: Lemon peel, yellow kiwi fruit, cantaloupe and light oak flavors emerge on the medium-bodied palate. Vibrant acidity leaves the wine refreshing and ideal for food pairing.
Food Pairings: This wine pairs well with roasted chicken tacos, sweet corn bread pudding, lobster bisque, scallops with white wine sauce and cheeses such as havarti and asiago.
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About Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and create wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. Stewardship of the land is fundamental to our winemaking and all of the vineyards have been certified sustainable through LIVE and Salmon-Safe programs since 1997.
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