2014 Wetzel Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 1.5L
This limited production handcrafted wine takes years to produce. We age our Estate Pinot Noir for 18-24 months in small French oak barrels. The wine is then bottled and aged further. When released the wines offer up soft tannins, earth notes, dark fruit character with bright acid balance. Unbelievably food friendly from salmon, beef, poultry and pasta dishes. A true crowd pleaser. Our vineyard is L.I.V.E certified reflecting our commitment to sustainable farming practices. We feel that the natural inputs we use in growing our fruit greatly enhances the character and quality of our wines.
Vintage and Winemaker Notes
Wetzel Estate wines are produced from only the highest quality fruit. Vines pruned for intentionally low yields lend themselves to intensely captivating premium wines. With the culmination of four generations of winemaking heritage in every bottle, these wines are among the finest available.
Fruit: 100% Estate Grown
Vineyard: Andreas Vineyard
Appellation: Van Duzer Corridor-Willamette Valley
Trellis: Upright Vertical Canopy
Canopy Management: Shoot positioning, leaf removal, use of catch-wire system
Soil Type: Willakenzie/Bellpine
Clonal selection: Pommard, Wadenswil, 667 and 777 Dijon clones
Fermentation: Small open top fermenters
Temperature: max. Fermentation temp. 86 degrees F.
Yeast: Co-inoculated with 3 commercial yeast strains
Chateau Bianca Winery & Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery established twenty-five years ago in the Mid-Willamette Valley, on Butler Hill outside of Dallas Oregon. We keep our annual production intentionally small and we are committed to high quality wines at an exceptional value.
We produce mainly Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc with a limited production of Sparkling wines, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Marechal Foch, Chardonnay, Ruby Port, Vin de Glace, and specialty wines.
Our winemaker, Andreas Wetzel and his family carry on the fourth-generation wine-making tradition. His great-grandfather started wine production in the area near Wurzburg, Germany. This love of winemaking continues today across the globe. For over 35 years, the family has been producing wines in beautiful Oregon.
These experiences have given us unique insights rare in this ever-changing wine industry. Andreas’ attention to detail garners Chateau Bianca many prestigious wine awards. Including having our 2011 Chateau Bianca Pinot Gris named the top 6 Wine in the World by Wine Enthusiast.
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How much more are you saving by buying a full case? (Two magnums)
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations)
2014 Wetzel Estate Reserve Pinot Noir Magnum from Chateau Bianca - $20 = 15.38%
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