2016 PINOT NOIR
Les Petits Morillons
VINEYARDs | 50% Kalita, 50% Hirshy
APPELLATION | yamhill-carlton
WINEMAKER | Bruno Corneaux
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
BOTTLING | january 23, 2018
ALCOHOL | 13.9%
PRODUCTION | 5 cases
I have worked for several years now with the fruit from these two vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The power and elegance they express through the wine are always outstanding. In 2016 I made a special hand selection of small clusters (petits morillons) and created a special cuvée of whole clusters from these vineyards. Aged for 16 months in a single French oak barrel, this unique wine delivers a combination of the richness from the Yamhill-Carlton sedimentary soil with the elegance and brightness of small-cluster Pinot noir grapes grown in our cool climate Valley.
Divio refers to the ancient name of the town of Dijon, the capital of Burgundy—where Bruno Corneaux grew up—and to the origin of most Pinot noir clones grown in the Willamette Valley. Bruno, a fourth-generation Burgundian vintner, fell in love with Oregon while working internship at Domaine Drouhin in 1996. In 2012 he created his own winery, Domaine Divio, and started to make premium wines from Burgundian varietal grapes sourced in the Willamette Valley. Domaine Divio is farming the estate vineyard that was planted in Ribbon Ridge in 2014 through biodynamic practices and producing elegant wines using minimal intervention in a traditional Burgundian style.