2016 Bass Hill Pinot Noir

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BASS HILL VINEYARD

Bass Hill sits high on the cool, windy edge of the Coast Range. Originally planted in 1989, this own rooted, dry farmed vineyard is naturally low yielding and produces tiny thicky-skinned berries. The fruit from here makes a beautiful dark, structured wine. Unfined. Unfiltered. 

After a cold, damp winter we saw early spring heat that pushed bud break up a few weeks ahead of average. A heat spike around flowering caused potential yields to be reduced but would ultimately create small berries and loose clusters. The mild summer to fall temperatures allowed for great flavor development and concentration in the grapes. 2016’s wines are showing good concentration and intensity and have retained amazing freshness and acidity.

Vineyard Sources: 100% McMinnville AVA

Alcohol Content: 14.5% 

Residual Sugar: Dry

Why choose us?

A Storied Vineyard

What makes Amity so unique are the nearly 50-year-old own-rooted vines. They’ve had decades to work through the thin topsoil to dig deep into the ground and access these ancient nutrient-deprived soils. The combination of the vine's age, the absence of artificial inputs, and dry farming practices mean they are naturally low yielding. When vines have a lower crop load they can devote more resources to the grapes which leads to a better concentration of flavor.