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Domaine de Broglie Pinot Gris 2018

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Domaine de Broglie's newest edition

Aromatic complexity and purity of flavor

Retail: $23.00
Member Price $17.25
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Domaine de Broglie 

From the time he was a child, Francis Ford Coppola had such a keen interest in engineering and technology that his family nicknamed him ‘Science.’ Over the years, Francis has paid tribute to a number of scientific achievements by naming wines and spirits after some of history’s greatest minds. With The Family Coppola’s new property in Oregon, Francis wanted to endow the estate with a name that honored the accomplishments of Maison de Broglie, a noble house of France, whose contributions to physics and quantum theory resulted in a Nobel Prize for Louis de Broglie, a man whose scientific contributions coincided with those of Albert Einstein. 

Dundee Hills 

Domaine de Broglie is located in the Dundee Hills, a single continuous landmass in the northern part of the Willamette Valley that rises roughly 800 feet above the valley floor, essentially making the region its own vinicultural island. The coastal mountain range protects the hills from heavy precipitation and windstorms, giving the region the added benefit of moderate rain and less frigid nighttime temperatures to protect against frost and fog. Unlike other Willamette Valley appellations that have numerous types of sedimentary soils from glacial floods, wind carried soils from the valley floor, and a mix of old and new volcanic material, the Dundee Hills features Jory soils, a rich red clay formed by ancient volcanic basalt. The appellation has become famous for producing some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir. Related varietals such as Pinot Gris also thrive in this region because of the rich, red Jory clay soils formed by ancient volcanic basalt. 

WINEMAKER'S NOTES 

After several warm seasons, the 2018 vintage experienced hot weather during the summer months that was tempered by cooler temperatures and spats of precipitation toward the end of the growing season. This swing helped balance the fruit’s ripeness and texture with crisp natural acidity that’s important for varietals such as Pinot Gris. When the fruit harvested, we were extremely pleased with the expressive nature of the grapes. 

TASTING NOTES

Sourced from several vineyard blocks in the Dundee Hills, our 2018 Pinot Gris boasts aromatic complexity and purity of flavor. The wine shows richness, weight, and concentration but also has vibrancy. Nuances of pear, pineapple, tangerine, and pink grapefruit mingle with floral essences. There’s also an undercurrent of minerals that gives the wine an elegant edge. 

Appellation: Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Barrel Regimen: Stainless steel

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