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Resonance Yamhill Carlton District Biodynamic 2007

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Resonance Vineyard is Biodynamically certified and family owned. The 20-acre vineyard is located in Oregon's Yamhill Carlton District AVA (American Viticulture Area, as designated by the federal government). Virtually all the vines are own-rooted. Of course, this leaves them at risk to phylloxera. But Biodynamic practices, a strong nutritional program and commitment to a diverse, healthy microbial community in the soil significantly mitigates the disease risk. The Chambers believe that plants should be grown on their own root systems rather than be grafted to other species' roots. They feel this leads to healthier plants, better drought tolerance and superior wine quality. A few grafted vines have been planted for experimental purposes, but the intent is to sustain an own-rooted vineyard. At 26 years of age in the oldest blocks, the vines are now yielding profoundly complex wines. It is the Chambers' intent to maintain this "old vine character" in the wines for as long as possible. The benevolent climate creates a near perfect match for cool-climate varietals of Vitis vinifera (such as Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer). The wet winters coupled with soils of sufficient water-holding capacity allow dry farming of vines. And the warm summers provide more than adequate heat to fully ripen the fruit. The growing season is very long (over 210 days) and dry which keeps disease and insect pressures at a minimum. Average bloom dates coincide with the Summer Solstice allowing for bloom to occur during the period of maximum light (over 16 hours). Final ripening occurs just after the Autumnal Equinox. This keen association between vine physiology and earth rhythms provides for healthy vines and profoundly flavorful fruit. The dramatic diurnal temperature swings (often exceeding 40F) during the final ripening phase helps retain natural acidity in the fruit while maximizing the anthocyanin and polyphenol levels (contributing deep color and mouth-coating texture to the wines, as well as providing healthful anti-oxidants). The entire vineyard is on a vertical, upright, shoot-positioned trellis (commonly called a VSP). Spacing on the oldest vines is 8 feet between rows and 6 feet between vines, leaving 908 vines per acre. The most recent plantings are set at 7.5 feet between rows and 5 feet between plants or 1162 vines per acre and 7.5 feet by 4 feet or 1452 vines per acre. All vines are cane pruned with very low head heights of 18-24." The trellis is 6.5 feet high allowing the canopy to grow as high as 7.5 feet before being hedged (which occurs only once a season). This allows for a large leaf area to accommodate adequate ripening even in cool vintages. The own-rooted, non-irrigated vineyard consists of: Pinot noir 10 acres of Pommard planted in 1981and 2006 7 acres of Wadensvil planted in 1987 and 2006 2 acres of 777 planted in 1995 Gewrztraminer 1.5 acres planted in 1981 This blend of 75% Gewurztraminer, 20% Pinot Gris, and 5% Muller-Thurgau is soft and creamy on the palate with a subtle richness of flavors. The aromas suggest pineapple, coconut, clove, and roasted hazelnuts. It will pair well with mild curries or spiced Asian dishes; also a good choice for vegetarian dishes, chicken, and fish.

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Resonance Vineyard is Biodynamically certified and family owned. The 20-acre vineyard is located in Oregon's Yamhill Carlton District AVA (American Viticulture Area, as designated by the federal government). Virtually all the vines are own-rooted. Of course, this leaves them at risk to phylloxera. But Biodynamic practices, a strong nutritional program and commitment to a diverse, healthy microbial community in the soil significantly mitigates the disease risk. The Chambers believe that plants should be grown on their own root systems rather than be grafted to other species' roots. They feel this leads to healthier plants, better drought tolerance and superior wine quality. A few grafted vines have been planted for experimental purposes, but the intent is to sustain an own-rooted vineyard. At 26 years of age in the oldest blocks, the vines are now yielding profoundly complex wines. It is the Chambers' intent to maintain this "old vine character" in the wines for as long as possible. The benevolent climate creates a near perfect match for cool-climate varietals of Vitis vinifera (such as Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer). The wet winters coupled with soils of sufficient water-holding capacity allow dry farming of vines. And the warm summers provide more than adequate heat to fully ripen the fruit. The growing season is very long (over 210 days) and dry which keeps disease and insect pressures at a minimum. Average bloom dates coincide with the Summer Solstice allowing for bloom to occur during the period of maximum light (over 16 hours). Final ripening occurs just after the Autumnal Equinox. This keen association between vine physiology and earth rhythms provides for healthy vines and profoundly flavorful fruit. The dramatic diurnal temperature swings (often exceeding 40F) during the final ripening phase helps retain natural acidity in the fruit while maximizing the anthocyanin and polyphenol levels (contributing deep color and mouth-coating texture to the wines, as well as providing healthful anti-oxidants). The entire vineyard is on a vertical, upright, shoot-positioned trellis (commonly called a VSP). Spacing on the oldest vines is 8 feet between rows and 6 feet between vines, leaving 908 vines per acre. The most recent plantings are set at 7.5 feet between rows and 5 feet between plants or 1162 vines per acre and 7.5 feet by 4 feet or 1452 vines per acre. All vines are cane pruned with very low head heights of 18-24." The trellis is 6.5 feet high allowing the canopy to grow as high as 7.5 feet before being hedged (which occurs only once a season). This allows for a large leaf area to accommodate adequate ripening even in cool vintages. The own-rooted, non-irrigated vineyard consists of: Pinot noir 10 acres of Pommard planted in 1981and 2006 7 acres of Wadensvil planted in 1987 and 2006 2 acres of 777 planted in 1995 Gewrztraminer 1.5 acres planted in 1981 This blend of 75% Gewurztraminer, 20% Pinot Gris, and 5% Muller-Thurgau is soft and creamy on the palate with a subtle richness of flavors. The aromas suggest pineapple, coconut, clove, and roasted hazelnuts. It will pair well with mild curries or spiced Asian dishes; also a good choice for vegetarian dishes, chicken, and fish.

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