Mon Père 2015 Estate Pinot Noir

Mon Père 2015 Estate Pinot Noir


Meaning “My Father” in French, “Mon Pere” is meant to honor my father and fathers everywhere while providing tremendous value in a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. As such, it is the flagship bottling and largest production wine Lundeen makes to be able to reach far and wide with the message of valuing family, integrity, and stewardship. The creation of the wine always begins with grapes from the Lundeen home estate vineyard on which I am a 3rd generation Lundeen raising a 4th. Beyond this estate, the “Mon Pere” bottling contains wines from various vineyards I farm throughout the northern Willamette Valley. As it is broadly sourced as well as hand-crafted, “Mon Pere” always has complexity beyond what is typical at its price point.

Vintage Overview

2015 was one of the warmest growing seasons on record. Bud break began early, the summer had many days over 90F and thanks to the early start, harvest came early as well. This gave perfect, clean fruit at full ripeness. As the weather was not able to cool down before harvesting began, sugars were somewhat higher than normal and acidity was lower than typical. Consequently, most wines are ripe and expressive, relying more on tannin than acidity for structure. This combination yields Pinot Noirs which are rich and beautiful and in the best cases very structured and full-bodied.

Technical Notes

Vineyards: Lundeen Estate, Sylvia’s Vineyard (Eola-Amity AVA), Folie Hills Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA) Varietal content: 100% Pinot Noir, 6% Whole cluster
Alcohol: 13.5%
P.H.: 3.68

Cases Produced: 845
Fermentation: Uninoculated and inoculated lots. Punchdowns daily. 14-18 days on skins. Pressed to barrel. Cooperage: A mix of neutral French Oak barrels. 8 months in barrel.
Bottling Date: 7/7/2016
Release Date: 9/1/2016

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