Torii Mor 2021 Pinot Blanc offers a forward, bright, fresh floral and grapefruit
aromas. The flavors show bright acidity, minerality, a floral and citrus savory
mix. The wine texture is lean, bright, medium rich, with juicy acidity from
beginning to end. The finish is long with lasting citrus (bitter grapefruit) notes
and a dry-mineral sensation. This Pinot Blanc will be a great companion to
Tukwilla Vineyard is on the lower slopes of the Dundee Hills AVA, between 300 and 350 feet elevation, the soil are basaltic, a mix of Jory, and alluvial Woodburn.
The 2021 growing season was hot and dry with wide swings in weather conditions. An abnormally cold period at the end of May and a relatively cool wet period around bloom resulted in lower yields. The heat in the summer included a 5-day stretch that averaged 103F highs and 92-day span with only .02 inches of rain. Through the dry vintage emerged fruit with very little disease pressure, full ripeness, deep concentration while retaining good acidity. All these factors culminated to produce wines that are exceptionally balanced exhibiting flavors of intense dark fruit, earthiness and minerality paired with floral and red fruit aromatics.
Torii Mor’s harvest started on September 13th and finished on September 29th.
Production: 361 cases