A.D. Beckham, Amphora Pinot Gris 2016


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    Pinot Grigio/Gris

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    Pinot Grigio/Gris 100%

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    Willamette Valley

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  • Winemaker:

    Andrew Beckham

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Tasting Notes

Fresh, crisp flavours. Leaving the skins on creates a Rosé effect to the wine like Ramato where winemakers macerate the juice on the skins. In this case, it is Pinot Gris rather than Pinot Grigio. The Amphora gives the wine some earthy qualities. The wine exhibits subtle fruit almost like raisins, yet the wine is very refreshing.

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The A.D. Beckham wines are a convergence of two passions - ceramics and wine. The terra cotta amphorae used to make these wines are handcrafted in Andrew�s studio on our vineyard. his wine was fermented in terra cotta, partially aged in terra cotta and Acacia barrels. This Pinot Gris is from the Antiquum Vineyard, Willamette Valley, 50% Native Yeast, skin fermented in amphora 40 days and aged in acacia barrels. 50% fermented and aged in amphora 10 months. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

In 2004 Andrew, a ceramics artist and High School ceramist teacher and his wife Annedria purchased land in the Chehalem Mountains AVA to build a studio for Andrew�s budding art career. They were inspired by their neighbours who had 20 year old vines and began growing Pinot Noir. In late winter of 2005 they began clearing 60 year old doug fir trees and began to plant the first 2 acres of self-rooted and dry farmed Pinot noir vines. To date they have 28 acres with 6.5 acres planted to Pinot Noir and 1 acre planted to Riesling. Another 7 acres of North American rootstock was planted in 2014 with plans to graft to Chardonnay, Gamay, Trousseau and Savagnin. In 2013 the Amphorae Project began as an attempt to marry Andrew�s two passions�making wine and making art. Drawing inspiration from Elisabetta Foradori of Italy, Andrew began experimenting with producing wine in amphora.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Wine okay but corks so dry they brtoke

Unusually there were no caps on both bottles so the corks were really dry and broke when taking them out of the bottle leaving a residue of cork in the bottles. The wine was good but I was not happy with the fact that the corks broke.