2018 Villanelle (Fanfare Club Exclusive)
Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club. ONLY 53 cases produced. $54
Composed of 100% un-pressed wine, 2018 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 (18-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.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Nutmeg, dark plum, toasted cardamom, fern fronds.
PALATE: Ripe boysenberry, nutmeg, spice, light forest, gentle and well balanced.
Owen Bargreen Review: The ‘Villanelle’ Pinot Noir is sourced from the ‘Tonnelier Vineyard’ in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Flinty and smoky tones collide with a good core of red fruits and red rose petals on the nose. The palate is elegant and shows off its soft texture alongside ripe red fruits and stony undertones. Drink 2021-2029 – 91