Ermisch Cellars 2021 Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir
- After making wine at Bodega Calle in Argentina for more than a decade,
but having built our import business from Oregon, we thought it important to finally try our hand with the challenging varietals of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
About the Wine
- In 2021 we sourced fruit exclusively from a single vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, Oregon.
Clones: Wadenswil, Pommard and Dijon 777.
- This is very much a hands-on project, and Ermisch can now be found doing most of the work from vineyard pickup to winemaking to bottling.
- Even in the warmest vintages, we like that Oregon is known as the most similar growing region in the USA to Burgundy. Thus, our wines will grow and develop in the bottle for many years and will always be wines made to enjoy with food.
Vintage: 2021 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon, USA | Appellation: Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes, fermented in open-top bins, manually punched down two times daily and aged 12 months in new, 1st and 2nd use French oak barrels. Minimal intervention. Sustainably farmed and LIVE-certified.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch
“The aromatics are fresh and invigorating, with the saline from an ocean breeze, blackcap raspberries, fresh cut grass and a mild savory note of grilled meat. Flavors of Bing cherries and orange pekoe tea fill the mouth. A beautifully balanced wine where the tannins are silky and the acidity is lively.” – Wine Enthusiast
Production: 400 cases | Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 6.7g/l | Residual Sugar: <0.1 g/l | pH: 3.6
Press & Points
2020 – 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast, “Editor’s Choice”
2020 – 90 Points, James Suckling
2019 – 92 Points, James Suckling
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