Salem Wine Co.
'Salem' Pinot Noir, 2018

Oregon, USA

£28.00

Salem Wine Co. , 'Salem' Pinot Noir, 2018

Salem Wine Co.
'Salem' Pinot Noir, 2018

Oregon, USA

£28.00

Salem Wine Co. is Evening Land's answer to a Burgundian 'Village Wine' and also includes fruit from some of their top vineyards, producing wines at twice the price. Not bad for a village wine! This blend of top terroirs results in a gorgeous, textured Pinot with silky tannins, plush plummy fruit, and an earthy kick on the finish. Elegant and structured, this is a fantastic wine to enjoy with wild mushrooms and game.

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Jancis Robinson MW

Bright garnet with some depth of colour. And some age! Quite punchy and rich with good acidity. Not subtle but for an Oregon 2018 it’s arguably QGV. A bit of tannin on the end. 14%, Drink 2020 – 2023.

About Evening Land

The Willamette Valley in Oregon is often compared to Burgundy, for the challenging growing conditions, varietals planted, and the quality-minded smaller-scale producers that have chosen to work here. So it's not surprising that winemaker Sashi Moorman and super sommelier Rajat Parr, who bonded over their love for elegant European wines, decided to base their second joint venture here.

Evening Land is based around a special vineyard in Seven Springs, in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA just north of Salem. The vineyard was established in 1984 under the direction of Burgundian legend Dominique Lafon. The east-facing site with iron-rich rocky volcanic soils was mainly planted with Pinot Noir, plus some Chardonnay and Gamay, ripening is moderated by cool air from the Pacific channelled via an opening in the Oregon Coastal Range.

Just like in Burgundy terroir is key to this project - the different cuvees are all clearly defined despite coming from the same vineyard. The unique soil, aspect and terroir of each parcel shines through.