Housed in a fully modern winemaking facility in Dundee, Oregon, Voix de la Vigne wines are made by French-born winemaker Bruno Corneaux.
The wines are crafted to express the purity of each grape variety. These are elegant wines, with no use of new oak, and relatively low alcohol levels.
The grapes are sourced from a variety of vineyard sites from both volcanic and sedimentary soils. These vineyards are under the viticultural control of Bruno Corneaux and his team.
Voix de la Vigne wines are dressed up to evoke classics from the old world. The label is not only pleasing to the eye, but serves also as an indication of what the buyer can expect from the wine.
The intent is to ‘speak’ to the wine buyer who is interested in wine of elegance and finesse- the hallmark of the Voix de la Vigne brand.
2016 Vintage Summary
Similar to the last two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring gave way to moderate summer conditions, which provided even growing conditions through véraison. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the fruit produced throughout the state resulted in wonderful concentra-tion and complexity with characteristic natural acidity.
The 2016 vintage saw practically immaculate fruit with few signs of disease, pest or bird effects. Vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley were largely finished with harvest by the end of September to early-October, while wineries in other regions carried on through
mid-to-late October depending on the varieties planted. Because of the cooler temperatures in September and October, Growing Degree Days (GDD) accumulation in the western valleys ended up between the totals seen in 2013 and 2014. Lower GDD was also seen in eastern Oregon and Washington where the coolest conditions in the Pacific Northwest were experienced.
2016 Vintage Summary
Similar to the last two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring gave way to moderate summer conditions, which provided even growing conditions through véraison. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the fruit produced throughout the state resulted in wonderful concentration and complexity with characteristic natural acidity. Bud break kicked off the vintage two to four weeks earlier than normal. A short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set for most producers. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a higher concentration of flavors. Warmer than normal conditions in most areas in August shepherded along the early vintage and most vineyards started to harvest early ripening varieties during the last week of the month or early September. 100% malolactic fermentation occurred over a five month period. The wine was aged for eight months in French oak barrels from a variety of coopers. N: Cranberry, black cherry, citrus peel, clove, leather M: Medium body, supple tannins, juicy red and black fruits, savory notes
2018 Vintage Summary
True Oregon summers don’t really set in until after the fourth of July, and when it arrived, it brought a steady dose of sunshine; the weather remained moderate and dry throughout the summer months. The ample hours of sun and warm temperatures mixed with cool breezy night helped shape 2018 in a fabulous vintage with a decent sized crop but with wonderfully concentrated flavors as the vines were stressed just enough by the heat to produce something beautiful.
From the wine-making side, what style of year it’s going to be (cool vs. warm) is often determined by the weather in the spring and early summer, while the quality of the vintage is not established until late summer/early fall. In 2018, with the threat of a few consecutive days of rain at the end of September, we began picking white wines in the third week of the month into early October. The Pinot Gris fruit was whole-cluster pressed immediately upon arrival at the cellar and the juice allowed to settle for 36 hours. The juice was then racked clean into stainless steel fermenters and underwent fermentation for three weeks at medium to low temperatures of between 60°F and 66°F. The wine was then filtered and bottled.
2016 Viox de la Vigne Cabernet Franc
100% Bel’ Villa Vineyard
100% Cabernet Franc
Aged for 20 months in 2 year old French oak barrels Alcohol 13.9 pH, 4.08 TA
Nice dark, late summer strawberry, cocoa, dried thyme and basil, with a touch of graphite. There is a colorful mix of dried, savory herbs in this wine that pairs beautifully with the fruit. Undertones of cocoa, just a hint of coffee and earthiness really create a lovely blend of aromatics in the classic, yet somewhat bold Cabernet Franc. The bright entry mixes well with the slightly creamy berry mid-palate. The finish is lengthy with fine tannin and flavors of thyme, mocha and just a touch of spice and earth. I love this Cabernet Franc because it show respect and restraint. It’s a classic, with a bit of a new world twist.
NV Vintage Summary
The fundamental characteristics of the Willamette Valley’s climate is cool and moderate; ripening each cluster on the edge of the on-set of fall. This type of growing season allows for complexities in favor and for tannins to develop while retaining the backbone of the wines’ acid. Our latest edition in a 'go anywhere' can. Perfect for the beach, pool, park, parties and so much more! A tropical island in a glass. Pineapple, guava, sea breeze,married with white flowers and fresh-cut strawberries. Broad and juicy structure on the palate with crisp vibrancy and a dry finish. This Rose is made from Pinot Noir (10%), Pinot Gris (40%), Riesling (35%) and Muscat (15%). 100% of the Pinot Noir was destemmed and placed in the press with whole-clusters of Pinot gris, Riesling and Muscat. The press was rotated, and allowed to sit for 4 hours, then the fruit was gently pressed. The juice was settled, racked and fermented together giving a subtle yet vibrant pink color.
Sibling brand to the Oregon Pinot Noir Noir, Voix de la Vigne, this California bottling wine offers a 'southern accent' of Pinot Noir. This wine remains true to the hallmarks of the Voix de la Vigne brand of Pinot Noir: Medium bodied, no new oak, low alcohol content, and not lacking impact or flavor. We are looking to showcase elegance and finesse in a cost friendly, food friendly table wine.
100% Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones) AGE OF VINES: 8-10 years old AGING: 9 Months Used French Barrique
Mendocino County. The vineyard is located just north of Ukiah in the heart of the Mendocino AVA. Mendocino has been at the top of the list for areas that make top Pinot Noir. With its North location and proximity to the Pacific Ocean with cool breezes, it makes an ideal spot for the fickle Pinot Noir.
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