Morgen Long Wine, 2019 Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay





United StatesOregon


Willamette Valley


Eola-Amity Hills




Natural farming


Barrel Aged, Barrel Fermented, Indigenous yeast fermented, Malolactic

Soil Type

Alluvium Soil, Granit/Clay


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Tasting Notes: Aromas of gunflint, crushed rocks, ginger candy, lemon curd, lime oil, mint, graham and faint wood
spice. Vibrating with acidity, bright flavors broaden and expand as a textured, subtle richness delicately fades in a lacy
Vineyard Notes: 100% Willamette Valley Chardonnay from two non-irrigated vineyards planted in mixed volcanic
basalt soils of the Eola-Amity Hills between 2012-2016
50% Seven Springs Vineyard ? 6-year-old Dijon 95 picked 9/26/19
50% X Omni Vineyard ? 3-6-year-old mixed clones (15+) picked 10/7/19
Vintage Notes: Bud break took place during the second and third week of April and was followed by full bloom
around June 10th. The summer was cool, with only a few days above 90ºF. Atypical summer showers and higher than
average humidity created mildew pressure during the summer. This was followed by low pressure systems in
September and October – 2.25 inches of rain fell between the second week of September and the first week of
October. Seven Springs was picked on 9/26/19 from two blocks of 6-year-old Dijon clone at 20.5º Brix. Block 4 at X
Omni was picked 10/7/19 at 20.5ºbrix.
Vinification Notes: Hand-picked respectively on September 26th and October 7th, 2019, the Eola-Amity Hills
Chardonnay is a blend of both lots of Seven Springs and the second pick at X Omni. Primary fermentation with
ambient yeasts began in steel with full solids, completing in French oak within six weeks with moderate to high levels
of reduction. After one year in oak, distinct lots of Seven Springs and X Omni were racked to stainless steel based
upon malolactic completion. Ambient malolactic varied in success. I inoculated with a malolactic culture as needed.
The final blend for 2019 Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay has 15% new oak and was made in late December 2020 when
the wine was racked off of lees and sulfured. Filtered after 18 months. Bottled in March 2021.