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Kraemer Vineyard Trap’s block; near Mount Angel, Willamette Valley appellation. Olson Vineyard is Torii Mor’s Estate vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills, is a 9.5 acre vineyard planted (own rooted) in 1972 with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Draper clone Chardonnay, facing South-East at around 800 foot elevation on volcanic Jory soil..
The Kraemer Chardonnay, 81.08% of the blend, was harvested on October 6 at 24.3 Brix, 3.36 pH and .57gr/100ml TA The Olson Chardonnay, 18.92% of the blend, was harvested September 27 at 22.6 Brix, 3.45 pH and .675gr/100ml TA. The grapes were pressed and fermented in neutral puncheon (132gals) and barrels with about 39.29% new French oak inserts for 6 months. Barrel fermentation adds texture and depth extending into the finish. The juice was inoculated with D47, CH9 yeast strains, selected to accentuate ripe fruit flavors and provide richness of mouth-feel. The wine aged on the lees for 8 months following Malo-Lactic fermentation, and was racked and filtered after 21 months of barrel ageing before bottling.