I 2009 blev Gothic Wines etableret af Josh Nadel og William Tigertt, som med årtiers erfaring fra sommelier verdenen havde opbygget en ambition om at skabe klassisk Pinot Noir dyrket i Den Nye Verden men med udgangspunkt i Old Style Winemaking.
Mange års relationer til top vinerier førte dem til den nordvestlige del af USA - nærmere betegnet til kølige vinmarker i Oregons Willamette Valley indpakket i tåge.
Idag kan man tilbyde et komplet line up med både Chardonnay og Pinot Noir i både Village og Enkeltmark. Herudover produceres en meget populær Rosé vin.
The historic Hyland Vineyard was planted in 1971, just five years after Pinot Noir was introduced to Oregon’s
Willamette Valley. Planted with rare and prized own-rooted, old vine Pinot Noir, the vineyard lies exposed to cool mari-
time winds and coastal influences via the Van Duzer corridor break in the coastal range.
Elevations of 600-800 feet and the volcanic soils of the McMinnville sub-AVA provide ideal growing conditions.
The 2012 vintage was glorious and warm. Grapes ripened gradually during a beautiful, dry summer and fall, yielding healthy, dark fruit rich in flavor and color. Hyland Vineyard is one of our cooler, wilder sites, located on an exposed vol- canic ridge at an elevation of 600-800 feet , with a front row view of the coastal range. Buffeted by winds and cool ocean breezes, the grapes are influenced by cooler nights and marine air.
Our own rooted, old vine fruit was entirely de-stemmed and aged for 14 months in French oak, 25% of which was new. A moderate purple-ruby color leads towards plum, black cherry and smoked blue fruits mixed with volcanic mineral and stone. Layers of ripe fruit seamlessly integrate with judicious barrel treatment, yielding a medium bodied, tactile and tex- tured Pinot with dark, ripe fruit and balance befitting the warm growing season and unique site that is Hyland.
– a true Gothic Wine.
This limited series production is restricted to 300 cases.
Making this wine takes up much valuable time during a ridiculously busy time of year. Add to that the physical nature of making this stuff - piling grapes on trays, stacking them, unstacking them, dumping dried fruit to bins, destemming, pressing - and one might wonder why we would submit to this torture!
Well, we’ve done it again! In 2013 we used Gewurztraminer grapes from Kevin Chamber’s famed Resonance Vineyard.
It has been dubbed “The Precious” by the winery crew.
17%. Starting sugar was 38 brix. Residual sugar is a not low - around
You may find the back label amusing. It was composed by Norm Mayall. We drafted him after multiple complaints about the less-than- creative back labels on our other wines.
Starting brix was 37%. The residual sugar is 21%.
Wave after wave of intense flavor will overwhelm your palate as you sample this wine. Five minutes later, the taste will have hardly diminished. The wine is light in alcohol, heavy on flavor.
The wine is named after our beautiful 26 year-old daughter, Sydney.
Dessert for us is a bottle of Sweet Sydney and cheese - any cheese as nothing can overwhelm this wine!