2017 La Quercia Block Pinot Noir


“The vintage was characterised by several key factors. Spring was cold, and quite wet. Cooler temperatures delayed the start of the growing season. Wet conditions, however, sped growth once it started while also delaying farmers’ ability to get into the vineyards to keep up with the growth. By early summer, conditions settled into warm and dry weather with good diurnal temperature variation to retain acidity, colour and phenolic potential. A few heat spikes did hit during the growing season but, unusually, smoke from the wildfires that hit the Pacific Northwest in summer 2017 provided an unexpected beneficial filter but no reported instances of smoke taint.  The wines generally have good colour and ample tannin with no shortage of flavour. ” – Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews



Of the 2017 Oregon vintage:

  • “The wet, cool spring delayed flowering for the region’s vines until late June, setting the stage for a later harvest. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer. Fruit set was higher than average. ‘There is a fresh fruit component and complexity that comes out in the wines.'”
  • “Willamette Valley Reports Pure Pinots”