Coelho Atração Pinot Noir 2011
|Oregon, Willamette Valley|
After Dave and Deolinda fell in love with the rolling hills of the lush Willamette Valley, they moved to Amity in 1991 and transformed 40 acres 3 miles south of Amity into the renowned Coelho Estate Vineyard. They decided that they wanted to do more than simply sell their fruit, and began to utilize their Portuguese winemaking heritage. In 2004, they bottled their first vintage of “Paciencia.”
The vineyard is located three miles south of the winery and planted with 28.5 acres of Pinot noir, one acre Pinot gris and .5 acre Chardonnay.
Coelho uses sustainable viticulture practices, hand picking, and hand sorting to reflect our respect for the unique Willamette Valley terroir. Before Dave and Deolinda became winemakers, they farmed approximately 800 acres of tomatoes, sugar beets, corn and alfalfa in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
As farmers, the family understands and cherishes the surrounding environment, allowing wildlife and native vegetation to support the successful growth of the vines. - Extract from Coelho Winery's website