Division - Johan Vineyard - Chardonnay "Trois" - Willamette Valley - Oregon
Overview:Division Winemaking Company is a Portland, Oregon based winery founded in 2010 by Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe. Inspired by the wineries of Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhone where they first learned winemaking and viticulture, the urban winery creates Oregon and Washington wines including Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, Rose, Chenin, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Cot, Syrah, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc. Determined to make approachable and balanced wines though minimal manipulation, the winemakers have a passion to work with well farmed terroir expressive vineyards, many of which are organic and/or Biodynamic®, celebrating the varietals the winemakers loves to drink. Division Winemaking Company includes the flagship Division label, the more approachable Division-Villages label, the Gamine brand inspired by the Rhone Valley and a personal expression of co-founder Kate Norris’ love of the region, as well as the experimental Tripod Project label, a collaboration between co-winemaker Tom Monroe, Barnaby Tuttle of Teutonic Wine and Jesse Skiles of Fausse Piste. Division Winemaking Company is also a member of the PDX Urban Wineries Association. Division Winemaking Company represents a new generation of winemakers that are looking beyond the status quo to create unique styles of wine, with a purpose, a story and without barriers.
Tasting Notes: The Chardonnay “Trois” Johan Vineyards is an acid-driven and mineral-forward style of Chardonnay, which we absolutely love. The aromatics are lean and clean, with fresh Asian pear, nutmeg, allspice and cardamom, almond flowers, and the ever present saline notes we typically notice in our Chardonnays. The palate is electric and shows notes of dessert fruits with brown spices. We believe the wine will develop gloriously in the cellar, and is amongst our age-worthy Chardonnays to date.
Pairing:Oysters, Seafood, Fresh Salads
Points: 91 KE
Format: 750 ml
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