Bergström Winery Pinot Noir “Le Pre Du Col Vineyard”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, this 16 acre estate property is the source for some of Bergstrom’s most talked about Pinot’s.
  • Ribbon Ridge is Oregon’s smallest, and potentially, one of the most prestigious American Viticultural Appellations for Pinot Noir.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: A blend of whole cluster and destemmed fruit fermented and aged for 12 months in 10% new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Dark, black cherry color with reductive aromas of mushrooms, bouillon, gun-flint, tobacco, dark chocolate, blueberry and cherry. This wine is tightly wound and suavely structured with bright succulent acidity.

PRESS

2016 – 90+ Wine Advocate | 91 Wine & Spirits | 92 Wine Enthusiast | 93 James Suckling | 94 Vinous

2017 – 92 Wine Advocate | 96 James Suckling

2018 – 93 Wine Advocate | 94 Wine Spectator | 96 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

The Bergström family business traces its roots to John Bergström’s Swedish heritage and the love he developed for the Pacific Northwest. John grew up in a small agricultural and logging village in northern Sweden. As a young teenager, he set out by himself for Oregon, eager to follow the American dream of creating a life better than the one he knew as a child. Ultimately, he became a surgeon, created a successful medical practice and raised five children in his new homeland. After many years, John decided to return to his agricultural roots and pursue his dream of winegrowing, eventually founding Bergström Winery.

In 1999, Josh Bergström, the fourth of five children, returned home to Dundee from a postgraduate program in Viticulture and Enology in the Burgundy region of France. With him, he brought his fiancée Caroline, and the two were married that fall in the Bergström Vineyard. Bergström Wines was also born that fall as the young couple harvested their first vintage of Pinot Noir from high-quality fruit purchased at a neighboring winery. Currently, Josh is general manager, winemaker and vineyard manager at Bergström Wines, and Caroline manages the sales team.

Bergström Wines consists of five estate vineyards totaling 84 acres that span across four of the Willamette Valley’s best appellations: The Bergström Vineyard, Silice Vineyard, Winery Block, Gregory Ranch and Le Pré du Col. Each estate vineyard is farmed without the use of harsh chemicals, systemic or fertilizers.