2013 Art And Science Pinot Noir Armstrong VineyardPinot Noir from United States
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"Armstrong Vineyard is located in Ribbon Ridge AVA on sedimentary soils at about 400 ft elevation. The owner Doug Ackerman purchased the property in 2005 and planted it in 2007...
"Armstrong Vineyard is located in Ribbon Ridge AVA on sedimentary soils at about 400 ft elevation. The owner Doug Ackerman purchased the property in 2005 and planted it in 2007. In 2011 Dan Rinke met Doug at a wine tasting and immediately started talking about converting Armstrong from conventional farming to organic farming. Starting for the 2012 vintage Dan has been the consulting viticulturalist and making the Art+Science Armstrong Pinot Noir. The 2013 Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir is 80% whole cluster fermentation. As always the primary fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation is un-inoculated. The fermentation was a long cool fermentation in order not to over-extract the powerful fruit that comes from Armstrong Vineyard. The goal of Art+Science is to create a Pinot with elegance and power in a pure, unadulterated style. 89 cases produced." - Distributor
About the Producer
"Dan Rinke and his artist wife Kim Hamblin are making wine and cider on their farm with the leading philosophy being one of respect. Respect starts with organic and biodynamic farming principles, eliminating synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and fungicides, and using only their own cow manure and biodynamic preparations made from plants growing on the property. The same philosophies that are used in the vineyards are also applied in the winery: "Let the wine make itself. The wine does not need commercially bought additives. In doing so, you are not honoring how the grapes are grown, their vintage variation, or sense of place," says Dan. Of the 132 allowable additives, only a small amount of sulfur is used in winemaking process, and only right before bottling. Both the Syrah and Pinot see a good portion of whole-clusters, are punched down by foot, and age in barrels of various ages before being bottled by hand, without fining or filtration." - Distributor
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|