Teutonic Wine Traubenwerkzeug Pinot Noir
16 in stock
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Viticulture: Dry-farmed and Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Teutonic Wine Traubenwerkzeug Pinot Noir shows ripe strawberry color, dusty pencil shavings, and a strong acid backbone. Old school Willamette Pinot.
Song: Good One Comin’ On by Blackberry Smoke
16 in stock
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About Teutonic Wine Traubenwerkzeug Pinot Noir
Teutonic Wine Traubenwerkzeug Pinot Noir shows ripe strawberry color, dusty pencil shavings, and a strong acid backbone. Don’t be fooled by the lighter color; it’s lighter than most Pinots but packs a long-lasting finish.
The Teutonic house style is represented by wines that are lower in alcohol (typically 9% to 12% alcohol by volume) and higher in acidity. Wines with this profile are more elegant, have greater nuance, and pair well with many foods. Only neutral barrels are used so the oak flavor will not be found in the wines, which can overpower some delicate flavors in certain dishes.
About Teutonic Wine Company
Winemaker Barnaby Tuttle is a native Portlander, a rarity these days. He was 12 years old when he began washing dishes at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Southeast Portland. After years at this benchmark institution and a few other jobs, Barnaby returned in 2003 to work as general manager and wine steward. During his tenure there, he developed an insatiable passion for wine, and after meeting German wine importer Ewald Moseler, he became obsessed with esoteric cool-climate wines.
Drawing parallels to his native land, Barnaby and his wife Olga set out to produce lean/low alcohol wines that maintain their sense of place and varietal structure. The Tuttles found their hallowed ground in some of the most coveted vineyards in Oregon: including Medici, Maresh, David Hill, and John Albin’s Laurel Vineyard (with an elevation of 1250ft, this is the highest vineyard site in the Willamette Valley). Their house style is represented by wines that are low in alcohol (typically 9% to 12% alcohol by volume) and high in acidity.
In early spring 2005, Barnaby and his wife, Olga, were given the opportunity to plant a small vineyard on a friend’s property in Alsea, Oregon. Alsea is west of Oregon’s coast range and only 22 miles from the Pacific Ocean. They took a gamble, planting Oregon’s first coastal vineyard. The first years were quite challenging, as they learned some valuable lessons, but they remained true to their goal–to grow fruit in a cool climate. Their first crop in 2008 produced two barrels of Pinot Noir which became available in Oregon in November 2009. Barnaby worked as the assistant winemaker at Laurel Ridge Winery in Carlton, Oregon for two years before moving off on his own to form Teutonic Wine Company with Olga.