Sean Minor Pinot Noir Point North 2015, Oregon


Sean Minor Pinot Noir Point North 2015, Oregon

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Point North is an Oregon Pinot Noir project from Sean Minor. Sean has a lot of history with the wine industry in Oregon having run both Benton Lane and King Estate. He always felt that at some point he would return to the unique and special growing region that Oregon offers. The Pinot Noir fruit for this wine is a blend from carefully selected vineyards in the Willamette Valley and Umpqua Valley appellations in Oregon. All grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness level. Once the fruit is de-stemmed into bins, a portion is placed into open-top fermenters, while the remaining is placed into temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters. The fruit is cold-soaked for 48 hours prior to initiating fermentation. Once fermentation begins, each open top tank is punched down 2-3 times per day. Pulse air technology is used with the remaining fruit in stainless steel fermenters. This process allows consistent contact between the must and pomace throughout fermentation. Once the wine is fermented dry, it is racked to barrels for completion of malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged 6 months in 100% French oak, 20% new.

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