Domaine de Broglie
Pinot Noir | Block G - Pommard Clone
Block G was the first fruit picked early October. This parcel ripens more quickly because it rests 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 block’s fruit for blending, the 2017 Pommard lots demonstrated such beautiful texture and complexity that we decided to keep it for its own stand-alone Block G 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.
Big, lush, and intense, this fruit-forward Pinot Noir demonstrates tremendous balance between ripeness, acidity, and tannins. This is our darkest, most opaquely hued wine of the vintage. Presenting classic aromas of Bing cherry, fresh cranberry, and a hint of cinnamon, the palate is bold with strong, ripe tannins and excellent weight. Notes of anise emerge on the long, elegant finish.