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Lavinea: Exploring Terroir in Willamette Valley
April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a deep dive into the terroir of Willamette Valley.
The Wines of Lavinea, the Single Vineyard Exploration of Willamette Valley
A new winery run by two industry veterans is shaping up to redefine our knowledge of Willamette Valley. Lavinea was founded in 2014 by Greg Ralston and Isabelle Meunier (she formerly of Evening Land, one of the great wineries of Willamette) to explore the concept of terroir in this cherished region.
But there is only one way to truly explore terroir, and that is by stripping variables. And that is what they have done.
In this very special class tasting through five incredible Pinot Noirs, you’ll get to examine what terroir really does to wine. All five wines were produced in exactly the same method. Wild yeast fermentation, 5 to 7 day cold soak, 18 months in oak (25% new) with identical cooperage. No stem inclusion and no carbonic maceration (because those would be variables different per wine). In other words, the only difference between each of the five wines is where they are from. And with that in mind, we are going to have a deep dive into the terroir of Willamette.
These are highly allocated and very limited wines (some are under 300 cases total production) that are catching the attention of the wine world. All hover in the $65-75 per bottle range. All are from the wonderful and distinctive 2016 vintage (which we’ll detail in the class).
Wines to be tasted and discussed:
2016 Lavinea Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
2016 Lavinea Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
2016 Lavinea Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills
2016 Lavinea Elton Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
2016 Lavinea Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Learn more at lavinea.com.
There is little doubt this will be one of the great wine education nights of the year.
Seating is extremely limited for this event.