Garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows dark, saturated aromas of raspberry, cherry, blood orange, earth and spice. In time, notes of soy, cocoa, violets and cola join the array of aromatics. The palate brings a breadth and richness which is buoyed with bright notes of cranberry, blood orange and raspberry. Tannins are fine, providing structure and length on the finish.
Twill Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
for the equivalent of £33.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Twill Cellars
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Earthy and Savoury
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Founded by Darrel and Molly Roby, Twill Cellars began as a project to explore some of the most unique terroirs in the state of Oregon. The focus is on Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, three of the best varietals suited to these cool-climate regions that can also express the subtle or extreme variations in terroir from site to site. The Robys' only work with organically grown vineyards and utilize very low-impact winemaking techniques in the cellar - keeping the focus on the purity of the fruit and the natural characteristics coming out of the vineyard. What about the name 'Twill? This clever winery name is a word that encompasses many of the things Darrel, Molly and Chris are after in crafting their wines (think: a woven fabric, process of assembly, tension and strength of material). It is not just about the people, the particular vineyard, bottle, barrel, or vine clone, but it is rather about the composition of everything coming together as something thoughtfully crafted. It is a tapestry of many components, and Twill' seems to capture that philosophy just perfectly.