2019 Division Pinot Noir "Cent"
We’ve experimented every year with no sulfite wines, but have never commercially released one due to concerns that the wine could spoil during transport to another city or while sitting in a warmer than ideal restaurant or retail wine shop. We use very little added sulfur to begin with, but have always felt a small amount stabilized the wines from oxidation and microbial troubles, without sterilizing the wine. However, this wine kept demonstrating an unusual capacity to gain in complexity and grace and we decided this was the time to release our first non-added sulfites wine.
We typically name our Pinot Noir wines with numbers written in French, “Un,” “Deux,” etc., and wanted to continue the tradition here, but felt that just continuing down the line didn’t quite feel right for this wine. No sulfur and non-manipulated wines are often called “00” wines in the natural wine community and as there already is a winery called “00” in Oregon, we thought we would be a bit tongue-in-cheek and name the wine “Cent” or “100,” as it’s 100% percent free of any adds.
Drink up now or wait some time - we’re not entirely sure how long a no-sulfite wine will last, but it’s sure got the bones to go the distance!
25 cases produced