The region of Oregon has gained great popularity when it comes to the production of wine. It currently ranks fourth in the country after California, Washington and New York. Like the wines produced in other states of America, Oregon wines are marketed as varietals. Oregon State law requires that the wine produced within the state must be identified by the grape variety within which it was produced, and most of the varietals must contain 90% of the variety.
As of the 2015 wine growing season, the Oregon State contains 702 wineries, and 1052 vineyards growing a common grape vine known as Vitis Vinifera. Out of all the US wine growing regions, the Oregon State ranks third in a number of wineries and fourth in production. The Oregon State is well-known for its Pinot Noir which is produced all over the state. Oregon is known as one of the foremost Pinot-producing states in the world.
Pinot Noir is a red wine grape; however it can be used for champagnes, rose wines and even some white wines. It is planted in most of the world vineyards and wine growing states for use in still and sparkling wine. The ones that are grown for champagne and white wine yield great value. Pinot Noir has a very light body, with the aroma conjuring smell of blackberry or currants.
The Oregon state is the third wine growing state in America. The greatest Oregon wine regions include; Willamette Valley AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, Ribbon Ridge AVA, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Yamhill Carlton District AVA, McMinnville AVA and Chehalem Mountains AVA.
The Willamette Valley in Oregon has a great growing condition with a cool climate; these are the important factors while growing the Pinot Noir. The previous ice age had led to great flooding in this valley. Once the water drew back, rich volcanic silt deposited in that region producing one of the worlds fertile agricultural land.
Pinot Noir wines produced from this valley are seen to be the best in America. Oregon’s Pinot Noir wine is light and fruity with a taste ranging from cranberry and pomegranate to dark cherry. The Pinot Noir wine starts around $20 ranging to a different variety of prices.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, three graduates, established roots Oregon with one aim: to make great wine. David Lett and his wife produced a vineyard grew the most renowned Pinot Noir wine in Oregon. What makes these regions produce such fine wine is that these regions privy to an extraordinary microclimate. The wine in these regions experiences a good balance of freshness and greenness without having an unpleasant flavor. Moreover, very little chemical infiltration is needed while producing the wine.
The continued variation among the Oregon State’s wine is what makes the product stand out among other kinds of wine produced. Many growers and wine makers of the Oregon State Pinot Noir wine let nature work its magic rather than manipulating it, creating a sense of restrained style that has given the wine its fame.