THE WINES

Swede Hill Vineyards produces wines that celebrate the Willamette Valley.

 

Our winemaking process seeks to express a classic Oregon profile, creating balanced Pinot Noirs that are the perfect match for good food and great friends.

 
 

Swede Hill 2014 Pinot noir

The wine is concentrated in color, with a red hue indicative of moderate acidity. The aroma leads with black cherry and cassis, followed by blackberry and anise. There are perfumed floral characteristics as well, with some faint blue fruit notes.

Bright raspberry, vanillin, and subtle earth character on the palate. The wine finishes with anise and concentrated, fine tannins consistent with concentration expected from impression of the color.

Appellation: Willamette Valley
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir (Pommard; 115, 667 and 777 clones)
Alcohol: 13.9%
Barrel Aging: 10 months in 33% new French Oak
Production: 50 cases produced


 

Winemaking Notes

The 2014 Swede Hill Pinot Noir uses four clones from two vineyards that closely matches the existing and future plantings at the Swede Hill estate site. Each lot was picked and processed separately by site and clone. We destemmed, sorted and individually fermented each lot after a 5–7 day cold soak. Several yeasts were inoculated at low levels and added to allow a controlled fermentation, just yielding enough heat to stabilize color. The wines were pressed gently at dryness, settled and transferred to barrel.

Wines were aged for 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, with 33% percent being new. Finally, the wine was racked from barrel using insert gas and settled in tank while the cuvee integrated to a singular wine. The wine was not fined and only coarsely strained on the way to bottle.