Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2021
Carbonic maceration is often used in the Beaujolais region in France, and is the method employed to make the Whole Cluster Pinot Noir. Hand harvested whole clusters are placed in a chilled stainless-steel fermenter, and CO2 is pumped into the tank to remove the oxygen. As a result, the Pinot Noir berries burst with aromatics and pure fruit flavors. Juicy, lush flavors of strawberries, raspberries, spring flowers, and sweet herbs.