Lange Winery Estate Pinot Noir, 2015, Willamette Valley, OR, USA
£34.00 (inc VAT)
When people talk about Oregon’s winemaking, they talk about it’s Pinot Noir. It gets people hot under the collar, and this one in particular has the same effect on us! Pinot Noir (literally meaning ‘Pine’ & ‘Black’) packs a flavour bursting with fruits of the forests it’s made in. Huckleberry, boysenberry and and earthy notes of truffle, make it a taste of the state of Oregon itself (quite literally!)
From the heart of the Pacific Northwest, is a tale of artisan winemaking in a region much better known for it’s weather! But it’s a story being told across America and now across the world. The Lange family (firstly Don and now Jesse), have forged their own path in their beloved Oregon, through sustainable means of production, and supporting charities in their local community. In a State with such unique geology and changeable climate, its vulnerable grapes reach maturity slowly, making Oregon an unlikely, but incredible winemaking location. Put those grapes in the capable hands of the Lange‘s, and the wines developed, hold flavours of such finite complexity. It’s fair to say that family runs deep in this Estate, (keen fly-fisher Jesse, even put his other passion into their logo) and the Oregon spirit runs right through them. That’s something we’ll happily drink to!