2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | cramoisi
blocks | Upland Prairie Block and Sofia’s Block
clones | Pommard, Heirloom, Dijon 667
APPELLATION | dundee HILLS
WINEMAKER | Drew Voit
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 27–OCTOBER 2, 2017
BOTTLING | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
ALCOHOL | 14.1%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Cramoisi Hidden Jewel will express the Dundee Hills AVA terroir, both rocky and deep soils. Opulent, bright and mysterious layers will develop with great balance. Hidden Jewel comes from the finest grape clusters that grow in Cramoisi Vineyard. Each grape vine is farmed with love and passion by all the vineyard stewards that touch each vine through the year, using organic methods and ancient philosophy following the moon cycles and planets, working with mother nature through the year. This is not just wine; this is an elixir that will captivate your senses and tell you about our soil and our love for the land, and will take you back to taste it over and over again. Each bottle will represent the eminence of Pinot noir from soil to glass.
Cramoisi Vineyard was planted in 2012. The name Cramoisi embodies the delightful crimson clover that blankets our vineyard every spring—vibrant, elegant and earthy. Cramoisi reflects the color, beauty and complexity of our wines. We have 11 blocks of Pinot noir planted at 500 to 600 feet in elevation; our clones are a mix of the best, from Oregon’s first Pinot plantings (Pommard), Dijon clones imported from Burgundy (667, 777) and more rare heirloom clones such as Holsteing and Vosne-Romanée (122). We farm our vineyard using organic methods and biodynamic practices to work in balance with Mother Nature.
We have five acres of Pinot noir already producing wine and almost one acre of Chardonnay that we will harvest in 2018. Our first vintage was 2014. We produced 650 cases in 2017 of estate-grown grapes and we will expand our micro-boutique wine production up to 1,000 cases per year. We are focused on quality over quantity and the ability to grow one of the best wines in the Dundee Hills AVA and Oregon.