DUNDEE VINTNERS: YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR BULK OREGON PINOT NOIR.
Pinot Noir is a wine that inspires passion in its fans. Whether you are looking for grapes or you run a winemaking business, there is no better place to buy pinot noir in bulk than in Oregon.
PINOT NOIR FACTS
French in origin, Pinor noir grapes are now planted in numerous different regions around the world, including in California, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and of course, Oregon. The diverse geographic range leads to this wine having different names. You may have known several wines that label it as Blauburgunder, Spätburgunder, or Pinot Nero. Despite being available in many areas, it is one of the toughest grapes to cultivate.
Pinot Noir is thought to be one of the most ancient vines alive today, cultivated by early Romans and monks. It may only be a few generations removed from ancient wild grapes. This particular vine is prone to mutations with over 50 in France alone.
For hundreds of years, Pinot Noir only had silent fans. It was only in the early 2000s when it began to take the US and other places by storm, thanks to its light and smooth flavor (and maybe a little help from Sideways). When it comes to flavor, Pinot Noir has a dry character, exhibiting a fruit-forward quality. A few notable fruits may dominate the palate, such as cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry. Earthy flavors may also be present, including herbs, leather, mushroom, and even game-like layers. Notes of warm spice and a nuance of smoky tobacco, clove, and cinnamon, are often in this wine’s flavor profile.
Even though it is a challenge to grow them, the grapes are well worth the effort. Here at Dundee Vintners, we know that this fickle grape demands the best growing conditions, proper care, and a great deal of investment. Pinot noir thrives in sparse water and nutrients and cool mornings, warm, long afternoons and cool, foggy nights and evenings and luckily, Oregon matches its climate choice.
WHY BUY PINOT NOIR IN BULK?
Pinot Noir may be most prominent in Burgundy but Oregon has a wonderful climate, which makes it one of the most excellent areas to grow the grapes. Our experience in sourcing fruit from various Oregon AVAs has shown us that vineyards in the region offer superior fruit.
Pinot noir is a tricky grape to grow. The tightly-packed bunches can lead to problems, including fungi and rot. Additionally, the grapes have very thin skins, which can result in unpredictable aging, along with low tannin levels. The vine is known to give in to powdery mildew, which is another thing for the growers to watch for. Also, despite its preference for colder locations, the fruit can easily be damaged by the wind and frost.
The difficulties associated with growing, harvesting, and making wine out of the Pinot Noir grapes have hindered many winemakers from adding Pinot Noir to their vineyards and to their portfolio. This fruit is from a grape family that exhibits the capability of reflecting where they were planted and grown in their eventual flavor. Oregon is your top choice because our climate is ideal for the grape: cool mornings, foggy evenings, and minder winters yield some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world.
WHY CHOOSE DUNDEE VINTNERS?
Pinot Noir is a delicate vine and difficult to achieve perfection. Our professional staff handles everything with care to meet your standards. Dundee Vintners has decades of experience in sourcing, production, bottling, and compliance – everything you need to create your own custom label wine.
Our offering starts with sourcing the fruit. We can supply you with Pinot Noir grapes or we can facilitate bulk purchases from any Oregon AVA. Regardless of the source location, we will ensure the quality and flavor profile you are looking for in a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir wine.
Once you have the fruit, we can provide full crushing and fermentation services. With both boutique and high-volume processing available, Dundee Vintners can tailor a solution to your needs.
After fermentation, we move on to the careful process of barrel management and aging. We can also take care of bottling and corking as a part of our custom crush services. We perform bulk blending and we source the fruits from all AVAs in Oregon. Our diverse varietal knowledge guarantees you an expert and credible service.
You will most likely agree that Pinot Noir is one of the most spectacular wines you have ever encountered. Buying the grapes in bulk from Dundee Vintners will secure you the best out of Oregon’s signature grape since the 60s, which is none other than Pinot Noir. Contact us today to learn more about how Dundee Vintners can help with all of your private label wine needs.