Teutonic Wine Company Pinot Noir ‘Bergspitze’ 2022, Laurel Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon

Teutonic Wine Company is a small-production winery that strives to make the finest German-style wines in Oregon. The fruit for this wine is grown on the top of Bald Peak in the Chehalem Mountains; hence, the wine is called “Bergspitze” which means mountain top in German. 2022 vintage – Delivers the typical characteristics of this vineyard, lighter colored but deep in aromatics of bright fruit notes of cherry and white raspberry with a slight dusting of chalkiness. Laurel Vineyard sits at the top of Bald Peak at 1250′ elevation. Owner and vineyard manager, Andrew and John Albin, specifically planted this Alsatian varietal for his sparkling program. When Barnaby found out some of this fruit was available, he couldn’t wait to get some and work with it. The original vines were transported in a suitcase from Alsace to Oregon by Charles Coury in 1965. We have been making Pinot Noir and Rosé with this fruit for 12 years now and we couldn’t be happier with it. The 2022 Bergspritze is bright with soft tannins and red cherry fruit. Always delicious.