Blue Mountain Pinot Noir Program Overview
Over the last 10 years we have made changes in our viticulture and cellar management practices striving to produce high quality wines that reflect the site in which the grapes are grown. 2019 marks 48 years of farming on our estate and 28 years of making wine. We are excited to share with you the future of the Pinot Noir being made at Blue Mountain.
Blue Mountain’s philosophy is to focus on the potential of each variety, continually improving its range across Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and MéthodeTraditionnelle sparkling wine.
Blue Mountain’s strong focus on viticulture across the site allows for an increased representation of individual terroir when the grapes reach the winery.
A deliberate refinement of the winemaking process has allowed Blue Mountain to more clearly capture the identity of each of the vineyard blocks. Through these unifying processes, Blue Mountain allows for a reflection of the land and the fruits of its labour.
For Blue Mountain, as the vineyards age, and new vineyards are established, the cycle of growth as a business and a range continues. The process is truly an ever-evolving reality, representative of the Estate, and bringing precision and focus to its continued evolution.
Wild Terrain - Block 9 Pinot Noir
Wild Terrain Pinot Noir, also known as the untamed sibling, represents the most extreme and varied topography of the Pinot Noir blocks from steep slopes exposed to the wind, to sun-drenched, flatter plains over loamy sand. Significant South-Western exposure reveals a wild complexity, at once handsome and delicately pretty, savoury and boldly free.
Gravel Force - Block 14 Pinot Noir
A more Westerly and Southern exposure creates a warm site for the 30 year old vines, the basis for Gravel Force– an overt, brooding and textural wine with greater structure, and strength.. Combining a base of rocky gravel, loamy sand and more clay than other Blue Mountain Pinot Noir vineyards, Block 14 encourages strong natural growth and vigour.
River Flow - Block 23 Pinot Noir
Planted in 1994, Block 23 rises majestically from the earth upon high ground from sandy loam soil. The vineyard’s almost Northern exposure, combined with gentle, East-facing slopes expose the vines to cool morning sun, allowing the vines to develop gently and undisturbed, between sun and soil crafting Blue Mountain’s River Flow. This is Pinot as nature intended - a refined, elegant and composed Pinot Noir.