Van Duzer Corridor AVA, Willamette Valley, OR
What we love
Founded in 2005 by Norwegian native Dag Johan Sundby, this small-production winery located in the heart of the Willamette Valley creates their ‘family’ of wines all biodynamically, with utmost respect for the environment. Wild blackberries, sour cherry and dried cranberry are contrasted by baking spices, earth, and peppery undertones, creating a striking balance between fruit and earth. The 2016 Blaufränkisch is exotic and delicious - perfect for the red wine geek looking for something unique. Only 145 cases made!
About this Wine
The Blaufränkisch grape (native to Austria) is highly sensitive to its environment. The grapes for this wine come from Johan Vineyard, planted in 2002 at elevations of 300 feet. Its rolling hills are some of the coldest in the Willamette Valley. The cooler, slower growing season allows the fruit to obtain complex flavors at lower sugar levels.
All of Johan's wines are made with all native fermentations and a limited use of new French oak. Johan uses a good percentage of whole cluster in the winemaking as well, resulting in wines with a beautiful purity and a very savory element.
- Technical Data:
- 100% Blaufränkisch
- Alcohol: 13.6% | pH: 3.63
- Winemaking: Made from estate grown grapes. 32% whole cluster. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels
- Drink now through 2022
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