2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | bergström
block | 4
clone | pommard
APPELLATION | dundee HILLS
WINEMAKER | Josh Bergström
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
BOTTLING | OCTOBER 30, 2018
ALCOHOL | 14%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
A potentially classic selection from our oldest vines from our original family planting in the Dundee Hills AVA. This wine was biodynamically farmed, 100% whole-cluster fermented with native yeasts and aged in French oak barrels, 10% of which were new.
Bergström Wines is a family–owned and operated artisan producer of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. The winery was established in 1998 by Dr. John and Karen Bergström, with the help of their son Josh Bergström and his wife Caroline.
Josh Bergström has been crafting Pinot noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for 22 years. He is owner, general manager and winemaker at his family’s eponymous winery in Newberg, Oregon, where he and his team farm 85 acres of biodynamic Pinot noir and Chardonnay from five different AVAs of the Northern Willamette Valley. A native Oregonian, Josh studied business at the University of Oregon before going on to receive a postgraduate degree in viticulture and enology in Beaune, France; there, he met his wife Caroline, a native Burgundian, who studied wine and spirits marketing at the famed Lycée Viticole de Beaune. Together they roamed the Burgundian hillside villages, depleting communal stores of wine, bread and jambon persillé, and almost made escargots an endangered species before returning to Oregon to co-direct their family winery.