2017 PINOT NOIR
THE ESCAPE ARTISTS
VINEYARD | alloro
block | winery block
clone | Dijon 777
APPELLATION | chehalem mountains
WINEMAKER | Tom Fitzpatrick
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
BOTTLING | august 30, 2018
ALCOHOL | 14.2%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Biodiversity is at the heart of our sustainable farming practices. In addition to our 34 acres of LIVE-Certified grapevines, you will find Registered Hereford cattle, sheep, mixed orchard grass fields, chestnuts, fruit trees, olives, blueberries and an acre of mixed vegetables for use in our farm dinners. Our 2017 vintage was marked by Cinnamon and Ginger, our two Hereford females, giving birth to two beautiful male calves, Sage and Oncho. The joy of this day and the picture of their young innocent faces would soon be replaced by repeated early morning games of chase through the garden with David’s special heirloom Mexican corn hanging from their sinister mugs. Any and all attempts to barricade the fence seemed to be interpreted by Sage and Oncho as a personal challenge and they were determined to win.
Alloro Vineyard is 70 acres of uniquely contoured, loess-derived Laurelwood soil. Located on a southwest-facing slope in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains, this special place is the heart and soul of our wines and is personally cared for by owner David Nemarnik. We are 100% estate, crafting all our wines from our sustainable single-vineyard site. Our Burgundy-trained, UC Davis–educated winemaker, Tom Fitzpatrick, believes that a wine should be an “expression of place, at a moment in time” and should therefore capture the unique personality of a site as it is expressed in each vintage.