What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINEYARDThe Hope Well vineyard sits perchered on a ridge in the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley. Hope Well is a beautiful place where Mimi Casteel lives and works. It is where her children run with bare feet, where lush swaths of native habitat are the architectural foundation of a rich, textural landscape. It is where the roots of grapevines stretch and mingle with the roots of a full and diverse ground cover, twining, sharing and passing on the great secrets of a place in time through miles of silvery, tubular threads of mycorrhizal fungi.It is a place where human animals labor with sheep, llamas, alpacas and goats to do the true good work of careful stewardship and humble attendance.SOILVolcanic (Jory) on Terrace, Ancient Marine Sediment on slopesVITICULTUREThe Hope Well vineyard is meticulously farmed using 100% natural, organic and biodynamic methods. A chemical free environment that employs regenerative farming is important to create a place that thrives with biodiversity and well being.VINIFICATIONThe Pinot Noir came in on a cool morning and was completely destemmed, then enjoyed a few days of ambient soak before pushing a cap. Due to the concentration of the vintage, the cap management consisted primarily of gentle cap wetting and one or two pumpovers to ensure a clean fermentation before pressing at dryness. No commercial yeasts or bacteria were used.AGINGAged for 10 months in French, oak barrels with 10% being new
Elegant , Silky