The Patton Valley Vineyard PTG, an homage to AOC Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains, has been a creeping favorite with our legion and hale fans across the globe. Composed of mostly red and a few white grapes, it provides the kind of much-needed categorical that fits somewhere between red wine and rosé. A true representation of our Estate Vineyard – less the equally scant Chenin Blanc – the PTG is everything we think about when we consider cool-climate Oregon viticulture. As in previous vintages, we co-fermented the lot under heavy CO2 using carbonic fermentation for 20 days. Then the wine was pressed to barrel to finish primary fermentation with native yeasts. To nudge it along, we carefully pigeage 3 times before racking to barrel. The wine started Malolactic fermentation, but was shut down to preserve freshness and vibrancy. This isn’t exactly how most people make red wine, but we aren’t most people. The style is meant to be fresh, lively, and wholly unlike anything else, and it delivers on all counts.
49% Pinot Noir, 40% Gamay, 10% Chardonnay, and 1% Pinot
About Patton Valley Vineyard
We farm organically under LIVE guidelines which allows the ecosystem to thrive without being blotted out by synthetic chemicals. Without noxious pesticides, farming here takes a lot of work. It is this hands-on approach that keeps us very busy and our vines very happy. In the winery we are hands-off, doing as little as possible to interfere with nature’s course. This approach gives our wines their own voice, register, and timbre. We could all really use a slight chill, and this wine is no different. We like it served as a white wine, and then allowed to warm as you go, but do what you like. This iteration of PTG has more Pinot noir than in year’s past, as we had some really vibrant fruit to work with. The resultant wine is airy, briary, herbal, and cool on the nose. The palate is wild berries, gumballs, and a flash of graphite, with the lift from a citrus and tree-fruit thread that invites and completes. A fine compliment from easy fare to the most complex. 150 Cases Produced
Wine brings people together. It graces our meals, inspires laughter and conversation, and enriches our lives. At Patton Valley, our singular focus is to grow wines that are worthy of your consideration, that speak to where and how they were made, and that make you smile. A Certified B Corporation, our stewardship extends from our overarching ethos, to LIVE certification & sustainable farming, all the way to the glass on your table. We look forward to bringing you fine hand-crafted wines for years to come.