Teutonic Borgo Pass Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2022

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Teutonic Borgo Pass Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2022
Producer Teutonic Wines
Region, Country Willamette Valley, USA
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 0
Product Code 24282-750

The Borgo Pass vineyard is located in Monroe in the southern Willamette Valley, north of Eugene and south of Salem. The Pinot Meunier vines were planted in 1985 by Mark Debose and Jan O’Banion on their 17-hectare vineyard, which at the time was already planted to Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Approximately 40% of the vines on the property are over 40 years old, and all are on their own roots. Like Alsea vineyard, Borgo Pass is home to Bellpine soils—a variant of the famous Jory soils found in the Willamette Valley—which are rich in iron and have excellent drainage. The dry-farmed site sits at 140 metres elevation and is organically managed.

The fruit was handpicked, sorted, destemmed and fermented in open-top vessels using a pied de cuve started in the vineyard. After four weeks with daily punch-downs, the wine was pressed and settled before going to old barrels for maturation. A lover of great food as well as wine, Barnaby Tuttle made this wine with game in mind. Full of brambly fruits and spice, it will shine even brighter paired with the right wild bird. Pheasant would be a fabulous place to start. 

Teutonic Borgo Pass Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2022

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