Pinot Noir is a magical grape brimming with possibilities, and Evening Land crafts the variety in a bevy of styles. From the surprisingly delicious White Pinot, to the lively sparkling Pét Nat Pinot Noir, to a fun blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, Oregon’s signature grape offers versatility and enjoyment.
White Pinot Noir
Our very first vintage of White Pinot Noir showcases a unique side to this ubiquitous Oregon variety. The Pinot Noir used for this wine is planted to the Calera clone on the East Ridge of Seven Springs, a section that typically yields the earliest ripening fruit (meaning that this Pinot Noir was the first to hit our cellar during harvest). This bottle is the most floral-driven expression of Pinot Noir from our lineup.
Aromas of apple butter, orange marmalade, honey, and white flower petals on the nose lead to a palate laden with flavors of white cherry, peonies, and lemon zest. For Pinot Noir lovers looking for a unique expression of the variety, this bottle promises a delicious, thought-provoking experience. Fruit was whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation followed by three months of aging in neutral French barrels.
2019 Seven Springs Pétillant Naturel
This pétillant naturel (or pét-nat for short) is made entirely from early-harvested Pinot Noir from the Seven Springs Estate. It's made in the Méthode Ancestrale style, meaning that fermentation finishes in bottle and results in small amounts of trapped effervescence. The resulting wine is fizzy, fruit-driven, and super easy to drink. If you love refreshing bubbles that need no occasion for popping, we recommend grabbing a few of these.
2019 Seven Saprings Passetoutgrain
Inspired by the great (and highly underrated) blended wines of Burgundy, our Passetoutgrain is produced from a co-fermented blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay sourced from the iron-rich basalt soils of Seven Springs. All fruit is farmed organically, biodynamically, and is LIVE certified sustainable. Cooler weather conditions in 2019 allowed for slower ripening of fruit, which in turn, led to high-toned, aromatic wines loaded with complexity.
On the palate, this wine shows punchy flavors of ripe cherries, wild red fruits, black pepper, potting soil, and a touch of sweet spice. Lively acidity and smooth, nearly absent tannins lead to a zesty and refreshing finish. We recommend serving this wine chilled for maximum enjoyment. Our Passetoutgrain was produced using whole-cluster carbonic and native yeast fermentation followed by eight months of aging in barrique. Only 595 cases were produced.