Kelley Fox Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2020
Kelley Fox Wines
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United Sates
Appellation Willamette Valley A.V.A.
Wine Type Still - White
Varietals Pinot Blanc
Vineyard The storied, family-owned and farmed Freedom Hill Vineyard was first planted in 1982 by Dan and Helen Dusshee. Their son, Dustin, is doing the farming, and the family has lived there all of these years. Situated in the foothills of the Oregon Coast range near Dallas, this vineyard is in the Eola Hills, though just outside the lines drawn for the Eola Hills AVA. The top producers of Oregon Pinot noir have been making wines of excellence-consistently- from Freedom Hill for decades. Some of my favourite Pinot noirs recently are from Freedom Hill.
This is the first marine sedimentary soil (Bellpine) vineyard I have worked with in my own winery, and I think this soil type is wonderful for my Pinot blanc. The source is an ancient seabed. The elevation ranges between 350 and 600 feet, and the exposition is southeast.
I was lucky enough in 2017 to start working with a 1.75 acre block of their Pinot blanc, and I fell in love with it on sight. I now have two bottlings starting in 2017 from here: the Barbie Pinot Blanc, fermented in an Acacia puncheon, and the neutral Burgundy barrel-fermented Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc.
Soil Marine sedimentary soil (Bellpine), an ancient seabed.
Vinification fermented in a stainless tank and racked to neutral Burgundy barrels (228L) made from French forests for élevage and malolactic fermentation
Production 168 cases.
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