Luminous Hills Astra Pinot Noir

Luminous Hills Estate Astra Pinot Noir 2015

Oregon, USA

Per bottle

£39.50

Per case of 6

£237.00 £225.18

Per case of 12

£474.00 £426.60

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“Even warmer than the year prior, 2015 was a new warmest vintage on record, but surprisingly one with characteristics that, counter to the relatively high temperatures, provided qualities for depth, richness, complexity and balance rarely seen in any vintage. Those characteristics included an early start, a generous crop (carrying more fruit slowed down sugar development and acid depletion). The 2015 Astra is drawn from six barrels in the northeastern blocks at Luminous Hills, and from equal parts of the 667 and 115 clones. The predominantly morning sun influence of these blocks deliver more ethereal nuanced qualities, with dark tone underpinnings, spice and structure from the 115 clone planted on the lower elevation sedimentary soil. Dramatic aromatics are the signature of the Astra each year that it is made. 16.7% whole cluster fermented and Barrel aged in all French cooperage.”

 

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Bottle Size

75cl

ABV

14.20

Vintage

2015

Closure

Cork

Country

USA

Region

Oregon

Grape

Pinot Noir

Sub-region

Yamhill-Carlton

“Even warmer than the year prior, 2015 was a new warmest vintage on record, but surprisingly one with characteristics that, counter to the relatively high temperatures, provided qualities for depth, richness, complexity and balance rarely seen in any vintage. Those characteristics included an early start, a generous crop (carrying more fruit slowed down sugar development and acid depletion). The 2015 Astra is drawn from six barrels in the northeastern blocks at Luminous Hills, and from equal parts of the 667 and 115 clones. The predominantly morning sun influence of these blocks deliver more ethereal nuanced qualities, with dark tone underpinnings, spice and structure from the 115 clone planted on the lower elevation sedimentary soil. Dramatic aromatics are the signature of the Astra each year that it is made. 16.7% whole cluster fermented and Barrel aged in all French cooperage. “