2020 Division "Tulips"
Van Duzer AVA
We have been making wine from the Johan Vineyard, in the new Van Duzer AVA, since 2013 and have fallen hard for the vineyard's commitment to the most forward thinking Biodynamic vineyard practices. The wines made from the 80 acre Johan site are truly distinctive due to the farming techniques and geologic influences, translating into something special in the bottle!
We have loved our varietal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Johan bottlings and decided in 2018 to experiment with a co-ferment of both grapes utilizing the technique of "carbonic maceration", a style and fermentation typical to wines made in the Beaujolais region in France. The result was fantastically interesting and has often deserved a special bottling.
Along with notes of stewed strawberries and a touch of wet flinty rock, the wine also has a light and elegant floral streak, connecting it to the art on the label by Portland based artist, Camille Shu's "Tulips"
Pinot noir 75% // Chardonnay 25%