2017 PINOT NOIR
THE Iron Filbert Grand Vin
VINEYARD | iron filbert
blocks | 2B, 2C, 2E, 3B, 3C, 3E
clones | 667/101-14, 667/RG, 115/101-14, 115/RG, Wad/RG
APPELLATION | dundee HILLS
WINEMAKER | Jared Etzel
HARVEST DATES | september 27–28, 2017
BOTTLING | SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
ALCOHOL | 12.6%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
The Iron Filbert Grand Vin is a selection of two barrels from our Iron Filbert Vineyard. Both barrels, from our cooper Francois Frères, were selected for the spectacular pedigree of both the 2017 vintage and the setting of our Dundee estate, located on Worden Hill Road at 500 feet in elevation with a beautiful south-facing slope. Rich Jory soil lends fresh violet, mineral notes of iron, blackberry compote and a subtle hint of spearmint. The palate is fresh and vibrant with supple tannins and a balanced acidity, which should allow this wine to age well for 10 years and longer.
Domaine Roy & fils began in 2012 with Marc-André Roy and Jared Etzel, continuing in the footsteps of their fathers who partnered to establish Beaux Frères winery in 1991.
Family ties continue to be important to us. In 2013, Miguel Lopez joined the winemaking team at Domaine Roy & fils. Miguel's father, Santiago Lopez, led the vineyard establishment for Beaux Frères.
More than 20 years later, the families have kept the same focus of producing top-quality wine through meticulous and almost obsessive work in the estate vineyards.