2018 'Merci, André Jacquinet' Garanoir

2018 'Merci, André Jacquinet' Garanoir

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This co-fermentation is mostly Garanoir with a splash of Regent. You’ve probably never heard of these grapes and before the 2018 vintage, I hadn’t either. Now, I think they have MORE potential than Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Especially if you are committed to organic farming.

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We can taste like Switzerland.

This co-fermentation is mostly Garanoir with a splash of Regent. You’ve probably never heard of these grapes and before the 2018 vintage, I hadn’t either. Now, I think think they MORE potential than Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Yes, that is a bold statement.

Garanoir (Gamay x Reichensteiner) was developed in 1970 by André Jacquinet in Switzerland. This grape was to be an alpine red wine with deep color and mostly disease resistance, which comes in handy for our cooler Northwest climates. Regent was developed in 1967, but was not commercially viable until 1996. Regent is a interspecific crossing of Diana x Chambourcin. Similarly dark and disease resistant, this grape was created in Germany, to solve the problem of not having a darker red wine in the country.

This is highly smash-able. It is thirst quenching, vibrant, and dense.


Tech Sheet

Appellation: Willamette Valley
Grapes: Garanoir, Regent
Soil:
Laurelwood (Loess), Melbourne
Vineyard:
Windearth
Elevation:
425 ft. (129 m)
Harvest Date:
September 30th, 2018
Brix @ Harvest:
n/a
Fermentation:
Ambient Yeast
Maturation Vessel:
Neutral French Oak 
Alcohol (by vol): 13.17 %
Acidity Scale (pH):
3.49
Sulfur (SO₂):
<2 mg/L
Fining Agent:
Unfined (Vegan)
Filtering Method:
Unfiltered
Closure:
FinecorkX (99.99% TCA free)
Bottling Date:
July 5th, 2019
Release Date:
July 26th, 2019

 
 

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