Maysara Winery 3º Pinot Noir
2 in stock
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Maysara Winery 3º Pinot Noir is approachable and well-structured, with aromas of blackberry and dark cherry fruits wafting out of the glass.
Song: I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
2 in stock
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About Maysara Winery 3º Pinot Noir
Maysara Winery 3º Pinot Noir is approachable and well-structured, with aromas of blackberry and dark cherry fruits wafting out of the glass. The
palate awakens the senses with a bold core of elegant red and black fruits, earthy undertones, juicy acidity, and youthful tannins. This standout vintage of the 3º will delight a range of palates and lend itself to food pairings galore.
About Maysara Winery
On April 1st, 1997, Moe and Flora Momtazi bought 496 (of the now 532) acres of an abandoned wheat farm just south of their home in McMinnville, Oregon. Though wild and untouched, Moe’s vision for the Momtazi Estate was born looking out across the thriving hills of land that had been free of chemical input for seven years. Though using chemicals would have been faster and more economical while building infrastructure and reclaiming the land, not a single drop has or will be used throughout our estate. Instead, the ground was turned over multiple times during the summer of 1997 to eliminate unwanted plants and weeds while returning the soil to a usable state.
We began planting in March of 1998 with 13 acres of self-rooted Pommard pinot noir vines. After months of researching the relationships between specific pinot noir clones, rootstocks, and the different soil types found across the estate, over 120,000 plants were grafted in our greenhouses and planted in the vineyard by the end of the summer of 1999.
We believe that 90% of winemaking takes place in the vineyard. Because of this, we hold ourselves to a strict form of land use, acting as stewards of the land to nurture and naturally reap the fruits of our labor. Our holistic alternative to chemical use is growing various medicinal and dynamic flowers and herbs we make into compost teas. By steeping into teas, we’re able to harness the beneficial properties of each flower and herb and embody a “from nature to nature” philosophy. As such, our multiple compost piles and Biodynamic preparations are extremely important for our vineyards because the resulting humus is worked into our vineyard in order to achieve long-term soil and vine health.
Our unique niche in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range separates us from valley weather influences providing warmer days and cooler nights with less precipitation during the harvest season. The property has highly diversified soil types consisting primarily of Nekia and Yamhill series, laced with veins of Peavine and Jory. We believe we are getting the best fruit possible from our unique terroir by training our vines to produce between 1.75-2.25 tons per acre.
We believe that healthy soil and vines will produce superior grapes without needing extra minerals, chemicals, or man-made poisons. Our quality shows in the loyalty of our grape buyers year after year and the award-winning wines they produce with our estate fruit. The consistently high-quality wines made from Momtazi Vineyards’ grapes lead us to believe that our dedication to both our terroir and Biodynamic farming practices is well worth the effort.