Cristom Estate Vineyards in Eola-Amity Hills AVA; Eileen Vineyard, Louise Vineyard, Jessie Vineyard, Marjorie Vineyard and Paul Gerrie Vineyard
“The Wild Bramble”, an ode to our tradition of whole cluster fermentations at Cristom.
In 1992, Cristom Vineyards was founded upon the bold embrace of whole cluster inclusion in Pinot noir fermentations. This practice is part of us, written into our genetic script as a quintessential element of our house style. We find the inclusion of an appropriate concentration of whole clusters can yield a wine of integrative structure, enveloping fruit and umami in a way that evokes the memory of a berry bramble on a warm day and carries a tension that lends well to age worthiness. Our 2021 ¡Salud! Cuvée submission is a blend of three individual fermentations of estate fruit, each with some of the highest whole cluster percentages of vintage.
Aged for 11 months in French oak and 65% whole cluster, this wine captures everything we love in a balanced, whole cluster-driven Pinot noir.
October or November 2023
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