2018 Walter Scott Gamay Noir, Arlyn Vineyard
Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

2018 Walter Scott Gamay Noir, Arlyn Vineyard<br>Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
2018 Walter Scott Gamay Noir, Arlyn Vineyard
Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
At Walter Scott we are huge fans of Gamay noir as it is expressed in the great wines of Beaujolais. Gamay was planted in Oregon originally in the early 1980’s and has been quietly making some stunning wines in the Willamette Valley ever since.  
 
Our friend Janis Pate shares her 1.3 acres beautiful, biodynamically farmed Arlyn Vineyard with us. The site is tucked in the Chehalem Mountains situated directly across the raveen from the Ribbon Ridge facing west on marine sedimentary soils.
 
Our goal is purity of fruit, freshness with minerality and subtle structure. Not just a simple fruity Gamay, but one with depth and muscle. To that end, the grapes were fermented dry with 80% whole cluster and ambient yeasts then aged in neutral barrels for 10 months at which point it was bottled without fining or filtration.
 
The finished wine showcases a nose generous with notes of white pepper, brambley crushed berries, and wet granite. On the pallet the wine is fresh and persistent with medium tannins and balanced acidity, highlighting crunchy black and purple fruit notes, which make the wine immediately appealing.  
 
Ingredients: 100% Gamay noir grapes from the Willamette Valley, SO2
Malolactic conversion: 100% 
Whole cluster: 80% 
French Oak: Neutral French Oak, 10 months in barrel
ABV: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 0 g/l
Volume750 ml
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