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Lemelson Wine Details

Description: Eric Lemelson burst onto the Oregon wine scene a few years ago when he committed his passion to producing great Pinot noir. Using his own judgement and seeking the guidance of seasoned Oregon winegrowers, Eric planted vineyards and built a state-of-the art winery just outside of Carlton, Oregon. Broadley Vineyards is proud to have been able to exchange in 2003 a small amount of our own fruit for Lemelson fruit, enabling us to produce our interpretation of Pinot noir from one of Oregon's most impressive new vineyards. We only made a small amount of this unique wine, and by the time you read this we could be sold out. If you are interested in this singular wine, please email or call us for availability.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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