Aromas of pink grapefruit, orange blossom, star fruit and lemon with secondary notes of pineapple and papaya. The palate displays tart apples, white stone fruits and minerals with a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Willakenzie Estate is a small, family-owned winery located in the Yamhill-Carlton district of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They focus on quality, handcrafted wines with minimal intervention using 100% estate fruit. The soil, cool climate and topography are ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gamay Noir and Pinot Meunier. The vineyards at Willakenzie Estate are certified L.I.V.E (Low Input Viticulture & Enology) and Salmon-Safe and are farmed sustainably using mostly organic products such as compost and kelp. Winemaker Thibaud Mandet combines the best of new and old world techniques.
|From clones and yeasts that originate from the Alsace region of France, the fruit was whole cluster pressed, cold settled and fermented in stainless steel.
|WillaKenzie Estate is located in Oregon's Willamette Valley on rolling hillsides in the Chehalem Mountains. The winery was named after the Willakenzie soil on which the vineyards are planted to convey the influence that the soil imparts on the wine's flavors and aromas. The vineyards are planted with grapes of the Pinot family, mostly new Dijon clones of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Alsace. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are cool climate grapes, which are particularly well adapted to Oregon. The Willamette Valley is situated around the 45th parallel, which is the same latitude as Burgundy, sharing many similar climatic conditions with that region.