FURIOSO WINES

chardonnay wine

2018 Chardonnay – Trovato Vineyard

 

Finally! This 2018 vintage is our very first estate Chardonnay! Picked early to preserve a zesty acidity, the wine was naturally fermented in neutral French oak and aged in these same barriques for over ten months before bottling. On the nose, the wine is very expressive and shows bright stone fruit with notes of lilac and pear. On the palate, the taste is supple and polished, offering an elegant structure that leads to a clean finish teeming with minerals and wet stone-like flavors.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Production: 320 cases Price: $48 Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

On the nose, the wine is very expressive and shows bright stone fruit with notes of lilac and pear. On the palate, the taste is supple and polished, offering an elegant structure that leads to a clean finish teeming with minerals and wet stone-like flavors.

Production Notes
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Yamhill-Carlton
Harvest Date

09/08/2018

Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels
Bottling Date 09/04/19
Alcohol 13.4%
pinot noir wine

2017 La Linea Pinot Noir

 

Every attention to detail has been given crafting our flagship wine, La Linea Furioso Pinot Noir. Using the best grapes from the best blocks in our estate vineyard, we carefully guided the fermentation process to extract the most delicate tannins and preserve the complex aromatics of the fruit. The wine was then aged for ten months in some of the most prestigious french barrels available before being bottled..

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This has a savory twist to the nose with earthy elements, woody notes, roses and stony minerally nuances, across bright red cherries. The palate has a neatly defined feel with very centrally focused fruit, in elegant style. Drink or hold.” 93pts | JamesSuckling.com

 

Production: 173 cases Price: $75 

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

9/16, 9/23, 9/26, 9/29/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 13.1
pinot noir wine

2017 L’Altra Pinot Noir

 

Our 2017 L’Altra is the true expression of our estate Furioso Vineyard here in Dundee. Picked at the optimum balance of sugar and acid, the grapes from these old Pinot noir vines were 100% destemmed and naturally fermented in small 2-ton stainless steel tanks. A judicious combination of pump-overs and punch-downs proved successful in gently extracting the delicate tannins and complex aromas from the grape skins. Free-run and press fractions were kept separate and the wine was then aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which were new. It was during that time in our cellar that the wine spontaneously underwent its secondary fermentation, contributing to the wine delicate texture. After nearly 8 months in the bottle, the 2017 L’Altra Pinot Noir is now ready to drink.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This has a very impressive and concentrated feel with such poise and purity, whilst delivering concentrated dark cherries in abundance. There’s a lot of wine here, all delivered with such impressive balance and style. Drink or hold.” 94 pts | James Suckling

 

Production: 514 cases Price: $45  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

After over 8 months in the bottle, this little gem is ready for her grand entrance. On the nose the wine has notes of blackberry, black cherry and cinnamon. In the mouth, velvety tannins are complimented by the natural acidity from the grapes which carries the wine to a gratifying finish.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

9/16, 9/23, 9/26, 9/29/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 9/5/18
Alcohol 13.1

2016 L’Altra Pinot Noir

 

An overall warmer Oregon vintage led to an early harvest of our Dundee estate Furioso Vineyard which started on August 31st. Unfavorable weather conditions at fruit set drastically lowered our crop for that year with an average yield of 1.6 tons per acre (vice our usual 3 tons). Clusters were half their usual size and berries were small, leading to an amazing concentration and depth in the finished wine. This was perfect for creating a 2016 L’Altra as masculine as Pinot noir can be.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“Dynamic and refined, with expressive raspberry blossom, river stone and savory spice accents that build toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. ” 92pts | Wine Spectator

“The oak is dialed-up in the feed of ripe red cherries and plums on the nose of this modern pinot. The palate has a plush, richly detailed and fresh, concentrated feel. This is delicious pinot. Drink now.’ 93pts | JamesSuckling.com

 

Production: 514 cases Price: $45  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

Medium purple in color, aromatically the 2016 L’Altra is bursting with blueberry and blackberry fruit with a touch of earthiness and a hint of menthol. In the mouth, it is very structured, with powerful tannins and a refreshing acidity on the finish to complete this persuasive Pinot. Fire up your barbecues people, as our 2016 L’Altra demands to be paired with lamb shanks or even a juicy roast beef. This wine will cellar for over 10 years and we recommend decanting it if opened in its youth.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date 8/30,9/9, 9/12/16
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 8/31/17
Alcohol 13.1
pinot noir wine

 2018 Pietro Pinot Noir

Another exciting landmark for Furioso Vineyards! This 2018 Pietro is our first very Pinot Noir released from the Trovato Vineyard, our estate property in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. This Pinot Noir is a blend of nine different blocks of vines, representing as many different different clones – from the classic Pommard and Dijon clones, to newly selected cultivars such as Mt. Eden and Swan. After having been handpicked at optimum maturity, the clusters were destemmed and naturally fermented. The wine was subsequently aged in French barrels (25% new) for 10 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The diversity of Pinot Noir clones used creates a complex wine which is stylistically different from the Pinot Noirs produced on our estate Furioso Vineyard in Dundee. Although less than ten miles apart, the Trovato terroir (an old marine sedimentary soil called Willakenzie) produces a more structured wine with predominantly cooking spice and dried herbs aromatics. As with all Furioso wines, this bottle was made to be cellared and will continue to evolve in the bottle for up to 10 years. To enjoy this wine young, it should be decanted before serving and would be a wonderful pairing for a New York hanger steak with Chanterelle mushrooms and a parsnip purée.

Production: 609 cases Price: $45  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, Winemaker:

Although less than ten miles apart, the Trovato terroir (an old marine sedimentary soil called Willakenzie) produces a more structured wine with predominantly cooking spice and dried herbs aromatics. As with all Furioso wines, this bottle was made to be cellared and will continue to evolve in the bottle for up to 10 years. To enjoy this wine young, it should be decanted before serving and would be a wonderful pairing for a New York hanger steak with Chanterelle mushrooms and a parsnip purée.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Yamhill-Carlton
Harvest Date 9/14/2018
Barrel Aging 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new.
Bottling Date 9/6/2019
Alcohol 13.3%
pinot noir wine

 2017 Vincenzo Pinot Noir

 

This is the very first release of a new Pinot Noir from our Dundee Hills estate Furioso Vineyard. Please welcome Vincenzo, named after Giorgio’s father and grandfather. The 2017 Vincenzo delivers aromas of plum, violet, and cinnamon spice which carry over to the palate. There, it will open up to more complex flavors of Bing cherry, herbal tea, and cedar. The wine is nicely structured, with a moderate acidity and a seamless integration. This wine will definitely improve with age and can be cellared for a couple of years to reach its peak, or decanted before serving if opened earlier. This wine will find its perfect companion in the shape of roasted duck in a peppercorn reduction.

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

“This has attractive purity and definition on both the nose and palate with red fruit that’s framed in light spices and rose-like perfume. The palate is neatly defined and delivers a fresh array of red cherries. Good poise here. Drink or hold.”  93 pts | James Suckling

Production: 100 cases Price: $94  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

This first release of a new Pinot noir line from our Dundee estate, the 2017 Vincenzo delivers aromas of plum, violet and cinnamon spice, which carry over to the palate. From there, it will open-up to more complex flavors of Bing cherry, herbal tea, and cedar. The wine is nicely structured, with a moderate acidity and a seamless integration. This wine will continue to improve with age, and we encourage cellaring for a couple more years in order to allow this Vincenzo to reach its full potential. We recommend decanting before serving if opened in its youth. This wine will find its perfect companion in the pairing of roasted duck in a peppercorn reduction.

Production Notes
Varietal Pinot noir
Appellation Dundee Hills
Harvest Date

9/16/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date 9/5/18
Alcohol 13.1
sparkling wine

 2017 Spirito Brut Rosé

 

We are very excited to release to our very first sparkling! This Brut Rosé from the 2017 vintage is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, from two vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Both still wines were barrel fermented before the liqueur de tirage was added, and the bottles rested for 19 months on the yeast, to produce a true Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine.

Only 80 cases of the 500 produced in the 2017 vintage were disgorged on September 23rd, 2019; so look out for future releases of this méthod Champenoise sparkling wine so you can taste for yourself how it will evolve with more extended lees contact.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Production: 500 cases Price: $65  Buy this wine

Tasting Notes

Dominique Mahé, our Winemaker:

Salmon pink in color, our first méthode Champenoise sparkling wine offers bright floral aromatics with pure notes of apricot and sharp green apple. In the mouth, it delivers an extra layer of raspberry while the fine bubbles burst into a creamy mouthfeel which leads to a refreshing finish. Perfectly balanced, this “spirited” sparkling rosé will be a great pairing for any celebration.

Production Notes
Varietal 80% Pinot noir, 20% Chardonnay
Appellation Willamette Valley
Harvest Date

9/16/17

Barrel Aging 10 months in mixture of new and neutral French Oak
Disgorgement Date 9/23/19
Alcohol 12.1