2019 Villanelle (Fanfare Club Exclusive) – NEW RELEASE
Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club. ONLY 55 cases produced. $58
Composed of 100% un-pressed wine, 2019 Villanelle has the lightest tannic structure of our three handcrafted Pinot Noirs. Named for Paul Dukas’ duet for French Horn and Piano, it combines equal parts free-run Dijon clones 115 and 777 (19-year-old vines) from Tonnelier Vineyard’s 4-acre micro-site on sedimentary Willakenzie soil. Barrel-aged for 12 months in French oak, this silky, elegant and delicate wine is “the little black dress” of Bells Up’s Pinots. ***Notably, the 2019 vintage marks the retirement of Tonnelier Vineyard owners Mike and Julie Slater, and of the Villanelle label. This is the final bottling of this wine.***TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Ripe black plum, fresh blueberry, dewy fern fronds.
PALATE: Marionberry, fresh huckleberry, light salinity, soft tannins, bright acidity and well balanced finish.