Viticulture: Vines are non-irrigated, own-rooted, Guyot-trained, on 10’ x 6’ spacing. We use no herbicides, systemic chemicals or insecticides. Vineyards floors are maintained with a native cover and no tillage. Hand harvested
Vinification: Eyrie Pinot Blanc undergoes natural temperature primary fermentation and full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: Aged 11 months before bottling.
Notes: When Alsatian clones of Pinot blanc finally became available in Oregon, a small test plot was planted in Eyrie’s Sisters estate vineyard. The block was doubled in the late ‘90s but still yields only a limited production. Eyrie’s style is dry, medium-bodied and full-flavored and closely resembles Pinot blanc from Alsace. The wine undergoes natural temperature primary fermentation and full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. In keeping with our hands-off winemaking style, this wine displays rich and broadly complex varietal aroma, clean and crisp flavors, and soft but bright texture.