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Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: 117 cases produced. Nysa Vineyard is a densely planted vineyard in the Dundee Hills, named after the home of the god Dionysus (Dio from Nysus). The fruit came from two Pinot noir clones, 75% Wädenswil and 25% Pommard. It was destemmed and fermented in small 1.5 ton fermenters. After primary fermentation , the new wine was pressed gently and barreled in 40% new barrels, part French oak and part Oregon white oak. This is a dark, concentrated wine with notes of currant and plum.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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