Domaine de Broglie
Pinot Noir | Block G - Pommard Clone
Block G ripens quickly, due to its position at a slightly lower elevation, where the climate is a bit warmer. The 4-acre block is planted with two different Pinot Noir clones: 777 and Pommard. While we typically use this fruit for blending, the 2018 Pommard once again demonstrated beautiful texture and complexity, entitling it to its own stand-alone bottling. As the original Pinot Noir clone planted in the Willamette Valley, Pommard has been the workhorse of the Oregon wine industry and helped to build the region’s reputation for world-class Pinot Noir.
The 2018 Block G Pommard Clone is lush, jammy, and dense. Dark deep notes of rhubarb and plum on the nose complemented by sweet toast aromatics of butterscotch. Bright acidity accentuates flavors of cranberry and sweet cherry, with subtle tones of black pepper on the finish.