2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | Domaine Danielle Laurent
blocks | 3, 8, 15
cloneS | Dijon 667, Dijon 115, Pommard
APPELLATION | Yamhill-Carlton
WINEMAKER | Laurent Montalieu
HARVEST DATEs | SEPTEMBER 25–28, 2017
BOTTLING | september 14, 2018
ALCOHOL | 13.1%
PRODUCTION | 120 bottles / 10 cases
L’ élégance is a wine that exemplifies artistry and design. The grapes were grown on Soléna Estate’s home vineyard, Domaine Danielle Laurent. Nestled in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, this site benefits from biodynamic farming practices that enrich the life of our soil. To craft this signature wine, Laurent selected three different blocks from the vineyard, each showcasing distinct characteristics and personalities. Together they create a beautifully orchestrated symphony of flavors, showcasing the elegant expression of Pinot noir.
After successful careers in the Oregon wine industry, Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus-Montalieu purchased an 80-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. In May 2002, they launched Soléna by bottling their first vintage of Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir and opening a tasting room in Carlton. Soléna is the combination of the Spanish and French words Solana and Soleil, celebrating the sun and the moon, and the name that Laurent and Danielle gave to their daughter. In May 2007, Danielle and Laurent added the spectacular 100-acre Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA to their estate vineyard holdings.