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Division 'Lutte' Gamay Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Division 'Lutte' Gamay Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Unity in Diversity: 2021 Division 'Lutte' Gamay Noir

In the fertile expanse of Willamette Valley, Oregon, the 2021 Division 'Lutte' Gamay Noir emerges as a vivid testament to the resilience and distinctive character of the Gamay grape. Crafted by the visionary duo Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe of Division Winemaking Company, this wine encapsulates the essence of innovation and a profound connection to the land.

Crafted with Intention

Division Winemaking Company, established in 2010, stands at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers who dare to look beyond conventional practices. With a commitment to minimal intervention and a focus on showcasing terroir, Norris and Monroe navigate the intricate dance of winemaking with a blend of tradition and modernity.

Product Details:

  • Variety: 100% Gamay Noir
  • Vineyards: Owen's (51%), Jubilee (23%), Redford-Wetle (16%), Methven Family (10%)
  • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Aging: 8 months in stainless tanks and neutral French oak barrels
  • Alcohol: 12.7%
  • pH: 3.5
  • Production: 505 cases
  • Soil Series: Volcanic & sedimentary over basalt

A Vintage of Resilience

The 2021 vintage in Northwest witnessed an unprecedented challenge with the late June heat dome. Despite the extreme temperatures, the young vines displayed remarkable resilience, setting the stage for a harvest that beautifully balanced the trials of nature with the bounty it offers.

Winemaking Philosophy

Adopting the carbonic maceration technique inspired by their training in France's Beaujolais region, Norris and Monroe crafted a Gamay Noir that sings authentically. Aged in a mix of neutral barrels, stainless steel, and concrete vessels, 'Lutte' is a testament to the nuanced approach Division takes towards each varietal.

Tasting Notes:

'Lutte' leaps from the glass with an intoxicating mix of crushed rocks, strawberries, and peppery spices, embodying the brooding yet approachable character Gamay adores. The palate delights with crunchy red fruits, balanced by a peppery zest and a refreshing acid backbone, ensuring a vibrant and lasting impression.

About the Winemakers:

Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe's journey from international influences to the heart of Oregon's wine country has fostered a unique winemaking perspective. Under the Division label, they celebrate diversity in grape varietals and vintage expression, with a special affection for Gamay Noir and Chenin Blanc. Their story is one of passion, dedication, and an unyielding commitment to quality and sustainability.

The 2021 Division 'Lutte' Gamay Noir is not just a bottle of wine; it's a narrative woven from the heart of Willamette Valley, a testament to the strength found in diversity and a celebration of the land that nurtures it. Savor this expression of Oregon's terroir, crafted by hands that respect the past and embrace the future of winemaking.


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