Belle Pente Pinot Noir "Murto Vineyard", Dundee Hills 2015
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We’ve been making single vineyard Pinot Noir from Mike and Robin Murto's outstanding old vines (planted in 1978) for over 20 years. Although this mature vineyard delivers the goods every year, it’s high elevation Dundee Hills location makes it really shine in warm vintages. This 2015 version is proof positive!
The 2015 growing season got off to an early start with bud break before the end of March (two weeks early) and flowering in early June. The warm growing season resulted in the earliest harvest ever for this vineyard, beginning on September 19th and wrapping on the 24th. The Murto vineyard generally gets harvested in October, so we were done before we would even start in a “normal” year!
The signature Murto profile includes red fruit and spice. This 2015 version reflects it’s warm growing season with ripe raspberry flavors and aromas, complemented by baking and exotic spices wafting above the fruit. This rich, concentrated wine also retains bright freshness that persists through the long finish. It is a thoroughly complete and intriguing wine!
Enjoy over the next 10-12 years with grilled salmon, mid-eastern accented dishes, and anything with small birds!
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