Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir | Howitzer | Willamette Valley, Oregon

The Hussites of Bohemia were the first medieval army to emply gunpowder in the 1420's. Mostly farmers, they armored their wagons and chained howitzers between them to create hasty field fortifications. This strategy led the Bohemian revolution which repelled five Papal invasions. Ultimately, the Hussites inspired the Reformation and influenced the shaping of colonial America.

Tasting notes: Hand picked pinot noir grapes from Jesse Estate vineyard in the north Willamette Valley. A clonal blend Pommard and Wädenswil. Five day cold-soak at 10°C. 20% whole cluster treatment. Hard pressed for grape tannin, and heavy toasted with French oak for a savory-smoky profile. Stirred regularly on the lees to provide a smooth and rounded mouthfeel

400 cases produced 
13% ABV
pH: 3.6
TA: 5.2 g/L