Bruno Corneaux, owner/winemaker for Domaine Divio, made a special 5 case lot of the 2017 “Les Perles Noires” Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir for the hugely successful 2019 Pinot Noir Auction of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. The Auction on April 5-6th raised a record-breaking $1,016,000 to support the educational and marketing initiatives of the Association.
Here are the details for Bruno’s 2017 Les Perles Noires Kalita Pinot.
2017 PINOT NOIR
LES PERLES NOIRES
VINEYARD | KALITA
CLONE | POMMARD
APPELLATION | YAMHILL-CARLTON
WINEMAKER | BRUNO CORNEAUX
HARVEST DATE | OCTOBER 2, 2017
BOTTLING | JANUARY 11, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.2%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 CASES
Les Perles Noires is a hand selection of the most pristine Pommard clusters shaped with beautiful black pearl-like berries, fermented in a small tank with 50% whole clusters. It was then aged in a once-filled French oak barrel for 14 months. The aromas reveal elevated spices and red fruit, dark cherries, cedar and cranberry notes. The very vibrant mouthfeel is elegant and refined with its crunchy small red fruit flavors that roll under the palate like thousands of precious aroma pearls.
Domaine Divio’s name comes from the early designation of the town of Dijon, France, where Bruno Corneaux, a fourth-generation grape grower from the Beaune region in Burgundy, received his master’s degree in enology and viticulture. Working harvest in the Willamette Valley in 1996, Bruno fell in love with this part of Oregon.