Brandborg “Bench Lands” Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Excellent wine from higher altitude vineyards in a cool, coastal climate terroir.
- Brandborg’s Bench Lands Pinot Noir is a good expression of the terrior in the Umpqua Valley. It inches closer to a Burgundy style Pinot, while still being clearly from Oregon.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The Bench Lands is 100% Pinot Noir utilizing fruit from several different vineyards, all growing along benches of the Umpqua River. Within these vineyards we have selected blocks and clonal types that work well together in this harmonious blend. These soils are very diverse mixes of alluviums deposited along the Umpqua, originating in the three mountain ranges that encircle this river valley, the Klamath -Siskiyous, the Cascades and the Coast Range. These are well drained sandy, loamy and gravelly soils. The wine has a lovely deep shimmering burgundy color.
Tasting Notes: The Brandborg Bench Land Pinot Noir aromas are bright bing cherry, ripe plums with a pleasant spice note from French oak elevage. In the mouth some tart cranberry and blueberry notes compliment the other fruit flavors along with a tingly delightful richness. The finish is long and persistent, with all of the components lingering upon your palate.
Brandborg Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1986, produces fine handcrafted varietals in limited bottlings using old world techniques. Devoting careful attention to every stage of a meticulous winemaking process and optimizing the unique contributions of site, soil, and climate, Brandborg strives to preserve the distinct character of the vineyards.