ALC 13.4% Cases Produced: 300
An ancestral Burgundian blend – Passetoutgrain is a blend of 2/3 Gamay and 1/3 Pinot Noir. Winegrowers were traditionally allowed to create a blend of the two grapes when blocks were planted with a mix of the two cultivars. When harvesting they would “pick them all” or “passetoutgrain”.
The color is deep and dark. The nose is spicy and earthy with notes of black plums, black pepper, violet and cedar. A vibrant mouthfeel reveals a chorus of fruit with fresh cherry, plum and layers of subtle cola spice balanced by the creamy midpalate. Tannins are firm, but well integrated.
Framed by the Coast Range mountains to the west and Cascade Mountains to the east, the Willamette Valley AVA forms a cool-climate growing basin ideally suited for the production of traditional Burgundian varieties. With an array of different soil types and microclimates, the quality and complexity of Willamette Valley wine has garnered a fierce international reputation.