2018 Maysara Pinot Noir 3 Degrees
2018 Maysara Pinot Noir 3 Degrees; Willamette Valley, Oregon
Three Degrees is a Pinot Noir made by the Momtazi sisters when they set out to make a Pinot that tastes great, comes from high quality grapes, all while being affordable for everyone. Intriguing notes of fresh earth, oak leaves and pepper are woven together in the initial impression. Lifted, verdant tannins give this wine a firm structure for the vintage to showcase its characteristic spiciness. A vibrant and snappy Pinot that will shine and refresh when paired with curries, spetzatinas, and rich stews.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
Willamette Valley; Perhaps the most familiar wine producing region in Oregon, the Willamette Valley is actually a group of distinct AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). This varied area is home to approximately two thirds of Oregon’s wineries. Bounded roughly by the cities of Portland in the north and Eugene in the south, the near-idyllic wine growing region is cradled between the Cascade Mountain Range on its east side and the Coastal Range to the west, and produces some of America’s most sublime expressions of Pinot Noir and Riesling.
Maysara Winery; Husband and wife, Moe and Flora Momtazi, are Maysara winery and vineyard’s co-founders. Moe was born in Iran’s capital, Tehran, and was raised by a family of farmers and educators. Moe’s grandfather was a farmer and tended to his land without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Everything he took from the land he returned, demonstrating to his grandson the value of reciprocity when working with the earth.