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Wine + Peace
Kate Norris & Thomas Monroe

Division

“Un” Pinot Noir 2019

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Production Notes

The “Un” Pinot blends multiple organic vineyard sites throughout the valley, with 2019 putting particular emphasis on the biodynamically farmed Johan Vineyard. Some lots are fermented semi-carbonically — what gives Beaujolais its joyous berry-tinged energy — while others receive a more conventional whole-cluster approach. The wine is aged for nine months in French and Austrian oak barrels (about 15% new). This year the winemakers tried something new, transferring the wine to concrete tanks to harmonize for one month before bottling. 1,238 cases produced. Minimal sulfur additions. 13.6% abv.

“Un” Pinot Noir - 2019
Hums with buoyant energy, striking that perfect balance between lush fruit and savory verve.

Winemakers and entrepreneurs Kate Norris and Tom Monroe are the power-duo behind one of our favorite wineries in Portland — or anywhere for that matter. Determined to make approachable, low-intervention wines, the pair founded Division Wine Co. in 2010, and have spent the last decade making pitch-perfect wines that are almost too good to be true (like their mind-boggling “Un” bottlings, which out-drink almost anything). Today, Division works with countless organic, biodynamic, and LIVE-certified vineyards across the state, including in the Columbia Gorge and the Applegate Valley. But maybe most exciting of all: Kate and Tom are helping to pioneer a new, more equitable Willamette Valley in which Pinot Noir is not the only game in town.

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Kate Norris & Thomas Monroe

Division

Willamette Valley, OR

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