Atticus Wine Announces Limited-Edition Spring Releases
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 12, 2021) – Atticus Wine, the family-owned micro-boutique winery known for producing beautiful and distinctive Pinot Noirs from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, welcomes springtime with the release of two limited-edition wines. Spring releases will be available to the general public starting today on atticuswine.com.
The 2020 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé is the first rosé from Atticus co-owner/winemaker Ximena Orrego. For wine lovers, springtime is practically synonymous with rosé. This special release evokes a sense of renewal and hope, with the loveliest hue of pale coral pink that is guaranteed to make you smile in the sunshine. Floral, citrusy, and with notes of minerality, this rosé pairs well with good company and charcuterie, but much like the season, is best enjoyed in the moment. Very limited availability, only 60 cases made, offered at $28 per bottle.
Atticus is also releasing its 2018 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir, an intense aromatic red with a beautiful balance of earth, fruit and spice. This pinot is dark and rich on the palate, but elegant and structured. The special blend evokes a warm, expressive vintage. Less than 150 cases made, offered at $50 per bottle.
Atticus Vineyard Spring Releases
- 2020 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir Rose: A beautiful, pale coral Rose, this wine is juicy, crisp and has a beautiful mouthfeel and texture. Made with zero-skin contact from Atticus Vineyard Dijon 777 Pinot Noir, the wine underwent primary fermentation in two neutral oak barrels and one stainless steel drum. Bright citrus, white peach, minerality and hints of white blossoms. Harvest date: September 19th. Less than 60 cases made. 12.5% alcohol.
- 2018 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir: The aromatics in this wine are intense with sweet black cherry, plums, black tea, violets and hints of Ceylon cinnamon and spices. Dark and rich on the palate, it is structured and powerful yet elegant, with a long finish and nicely integrated tannins. A blend of 75% Atticus Vineyard Pommard and 40% Atticus Vineyard Dijon 667, this wine was raised in new oak for 11 months, with two-thirds of the wine aged in puncheons (500 liter barrels). Harvest Dates: Pommard picked on September 25th and Dijon 667 picked on September 30th. Less than 150 cases made. 14.4% alcohol.
About Atticus Wines
Atticus Wine is a family-owned micro-boutique producer of beautiful and distinctive Pinot Noir in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of the Willamette Valley. Founded in 2005, this by appointment only winery offers an exclusive experience and connection with nature. Atticus Wine is the ongoing journey of love and dedication of Ximena Orrego and her husband Guy Insley. Once home to a clover field, they built the vineyard from scratch in 2005, planting Dijon and Pommard Pinot Noir grapes. Ximena and Guy have put down deep roots in wine country. They built their family home among the vines, creating a place where they can watch their children grow, be connected with the vineyard and coexist with nature. After many vintages learning, first as harvest intern and then actively working in the cellar, Ximena is now the winemaker for their wines. She hosts private tastings from their own kitchen table and patio overlooking the vineyard for a truly one-of a-kind tasting experience. Private tastings include a tasting of vertical or library wines, and a walk through the vineyard. The Atticus Parliament club offers exclusive access to library wines, early releases, their XO label and private tasting events. For more information on Atticus Wine, visit https://atticuswine.com or follow on Instagram @atticuswine and Facebook.